Nothing will bring George Floyd back to life. There’s nothing to celebrate in a jury doing its job in finding Derek Chauvin guilty. But in a country where police are rarely held criminally liable for murdering people, especially Black and brown people, this moment matters.
The jury's verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd. Real justice for him and too many others can only happen when we build a nation that fundamentally respects the human dignity of every person. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1384616336899313667
When I applied for my PhD I was rejected from every program. One faculty member told me I would never be a community engaged researcher or complete a PhD program b/c of my GRE scores. They weren’t great but I did well in my master’s prog.