University, Student Leaders Reflect on Whether George Floyd Protests Will Spur Sustained Change
The nation watched in anger and shock as a white police officer in Minneapolis nonchalantly knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, who had been accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill until he uttered the words “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s brief encounter with the police, which was recorded and subsequently disseminated to the world, was the latest in numerous encounters in which unarmed African American men and women have died at the hands of police or other citizens taking the law into their own hands.
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Kent State Today is asking university and student leaders to share their personal insights into whether these steps will lead to sustained change in America.