In the wake of George Floyd's murder, African American & African Studies core and affiliate faculty offer perspectives on the policing crisis and the imperative of racial justice to articulate knowledge for our time.
Peoria, Ill., was a place where marketers and politicians honed their messages. The pandemic and protests have made clear the sharply different realities of its Black and white residents. Associate Professor Terrion Williams is quoted in this New York Times article.
Junior Robel Tedros used his time during distance learning to spend quality time with family and focus on physical and mental health. “What inspires me to keep moving forward is finding ways in which I can activate my own personal happiness.”
Professor Yuichiro Onishi of the Departments of African American & African Studies and Asian American Studies writes about the history and current relationships between Black people and Asian Americans and how relationships must be reworked to come together in Afro-Asian solidarity.