From words to actions to change: How academia can respond to racial injustice in America

Right now, racial injustice in America is in plain view. Most understand and agree what happened to George Floyd was appalling and that Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner before him represent inexcusable instances of police brutality and abuse of power.But participating in meaningful conversations about these atrocities among colleagues, friends and even family in some cases can feel daunting enough that we opt for silence instead. As a Black woman (and mother, wife and academic) in America, I ask you to put aside your discomfort and welcome theseRead More

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