The tragic death of an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that have taken place, have clearly shaken our nation. These events have ignited justified frustration in cities and towns across the country and have highlighted continuous issues of racial injustice.
Those who participate in the marches are voicing their frustration and pain in hopes of starting a dialogue on a needed systematic change. The recent death of George Floyd, as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, are grim reminders of inequities that exist within our nation. Raising our voices to speak out against injustice is not only an essential part of our democracy - it is our responsibility as citizens of this great country.