Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.- Toni morrison
We Can’t Breathe
This has been a terribly disheartening week. On Monday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an unarmed black man was killed at the hands of police officers while handcuffed, laying face down.
This was brutal. This was senseless. This was tragic. This was wrong.
And, this tragedy is only made heavier by the events which preceded it. Time would fail us to tell of the recent tragedies of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and the injustice toward Christian Cooper.
We send our deepest condolences to George Floyd’s family, as well as the Arbery and Taylor families. When we think of the unnecessary suffering, pain, and loss they are now left to grapple with, we can’t breathe.
As we mourn with all who are mourning, let our mourning not be in vain. Let us reflect deeply on the ways in which we can meaningfully contribute to the transformation of our communities. We may be perplexed, and we may be perturbed, but may we never be silent.