How to dismantle racism and prevent police brutality

Police brutality is a preventable cause of death that does not burden all racial groups equally. That is clear. When stories like that of Jordan Edwards make the morning news, we should force ourselves to reckon with the harsh reality that another life has ended. Given past is often prologue, we will soon see reports that justify his murder. Why was he at a party — he was only 15!  Were they backing up or going forward? And we will twist as spectators find ways to justify that another family is ripped apart and that as a nation, we have lost.

Department: 

Africana Studies

Start Date and Time: 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 8:45am