Statement on the injustice of George Floyd's death

The Center for African American Studies stands with peaceful protestors across the United States who recognize the injustice of George Floyd's death. For far too long, far too many black people have been treated unfairly by police officers who operate with impunity. We appreciate the multiracial coalition of people across all backgrounds who are practicing civil disobedience in showing the world that Black Lives Matter.

To truly solve this problem, we must enact new policies that increase oversight and transparency within law enforcement agencies. Otherwise, our nation will continue to fall short of ensuring that all people are "created equal."