Recognizing that a just world is one in which George Floyd’s life would never have been taken, the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is a crucial step towards change, accountability, and justice.
While we applaud this ruling, we know that this murder continues to impact all of us. Change is only possible when we hold people accountable for their crimes. There remains much work to do to evaluate and advance systems that value the lives of Black Indigenous People Of Color. We will continue to strive for a world where Black and Brown children wake up daily with no doubt that their lives matter.