We are living through difficult times. Not only due to the COVID-19 and the financial crises, but also because the events of this past week have re-kindled long-standing tensions over racism, inequality, and social justice. People all around our nation and the world are protesting in the streets to express their anger, disappointment, fear, and frustration. With New Mexico just emerging from the first wave of the pandemic, it is easy to feel helpless during a time of national and global unrest.
During times like these, nobody should feel helpless. We all can influence our world, or at least our communities. Actions don’t have to be grand or public to make a difference. We can all make a difference, each one of us, in our NMSU community by looking at and seeing each other as individuals, as equals, as human beings. We can all look for what brings us together and embrace our differences. We can all be just, and we can all be kind. That is where we draw strength. This is what it means to be an Aggie.
Be Bold. Be Kind. Be Safe.
John D. Floros, PhD
New Mexico State University
Dan E. Arvizu
New Mexico State University System