Chancellor Gene Block sent a message on Nov. 24 about the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers.

The cruel murder of Ahmaud Arbery was a chilling example of racial hatred and vigilantism. The conviction of his murderers brings some measure of accountability and is a welcome affirmation of the value and dignity of Arbery’s life. This verdict does not free us of the responsibility to dismantle racist practices and prejudices, to affirm the worth of every human life and to ensure our institutions advance equity, inclusion and dignity for all.