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Topic: George Floyd

McGough ’23: There will always be police

Columns, Opinions

McGough ’23: There will always be police

February 22, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original sin reared…

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.

More than 1,000 protestors participated in a youth-organized and led rally yesterday, which included a mile-long walk to the Rhode Island State House, several student speeches and a sit-in.

Metro, News

Providence youth lead Juneteenth rally, draw over 1,000 participants

June 20, 2020 0 comments

The march to the Rhode Island State House was loud. The eight minutes and 46 seconds spent sitting on the State House steps were almost silent. To recognize the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, more than 1,000 protestors took part in a youth-led and organized rally in Providence Friday afternoon.

A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Community organizations at Brown including student groups, student centers and administrators have expressed solidarity and the need for action as national and international protests of racism and police brutality have continued.

News, University News

Community organizations at Brown take a stand for George Floyd

June 8, 2020 0 comments

As students continue to take to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death two weeks ago at the hands of a white police officer, University community organizations and members have chosen to speak out and urge action in support of the movement. 

Businesses on Westminster Street were boarded up with plywood early last week.

Metro, News

‘The only people who were aggressive were the people who were here to protect us’: In Providence, community members reflect on protests

June 7, 2020 0 comments

When the police arrived on Westminster Street between late on the evening of June 1 and early in the morning of June 2, Assistant Professor of Economics Teddy Mekonnen was standing alongside his neighbor.

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

Op-eds, Opinions

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

June 5, 2020 0 comments

To the Brown Community: I’m sure by now many of you are consumed by what’s been happening here in the United States. For those of you who are in a particularly difficult place because of the racial killings, I’m writing to you. Honestly, I’m writing to me too. 

Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

Op-eds, Opinions

Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Dear Allies, My brother and I went to a protest in Dallas last Friday night to demand that the police and agents of white supremacy be held accountable for the murders of George Floyd and countless other Black lives. While we were on the streets, clamoring for justice, I realized […]

In Minneapolis, MN, a memorial has been erected at the site where George Floyd was killed by a white police officer May 25.

Metro, News

‘This country is leaving me pretty lost for words’: Students from Brown participate in, support George Floyd protests

June 3, 2020 0 comments

As protests against anti-Black police brutality have swelled across the country after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer on May 25, many University students from St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia are among the tens of thousands taking action.