As many people have been saying this pandemic is not the only thing killing America, racism is too. Racism is systemic, it is the leading cause of division within our nation and it is a problem we all can work to fix. Recently our justice system has failed to do its part in supporting black and brown people. Breonna Taylor was killed in her home located in Louisville, Kentucky. Police officers Brett Hankinson, Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly were involved in the shooting and none of them were convicted of murder. In Wauwatosa , Wisconsin 17-year-old Alvin Cole was shot and killed by Police officer Joseph Mensah at Mayfair mall. Officer Mensah was not charged with the murder of Alvin Cole. Being a black person in America is waking up to see another black man or woman killed without explanation. Missouri State University ‘s student population consists of 4% of black students, everyday these students have to face the reality of being black in America. That is why Black mental health is very important, we must fix the stigma around therapy and provide safe spaces for our students. One of the ways we can continue to advocate for our students is by checking in, asking “how are you?” or “ How can I support you?”. Provide students with representation in their classes and residence halls, making bulletin boards about BLM, providing texts in classes that are written by black authors. Also recognizing that our language is impactful, the words we say can leave a lasting mark on someone. Let’s leave marks of hope instead of pain and bring equality onto our campus. This means immersing yourself in uncomfortable situations, to initiate inclusivity.