Our Response to the Murder of George Floyd
We here in the History Department have watched with outrage as the events unfold around the unjust death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. We want to extend our condolences to the Family of George Floyd for all they have endured and continue to go through. There is a long history of senseless brutality against citizens of color. Minneapolis must do its part to end this pattern today. We stand with the University's divestment from MPD. And we stand with Black Lives Matter.
Here are some helpful links to inform yourself more about the situation:
- "George Floyd death: Pressure mounts for US officers to be charged" (Al Jazeera)
- "Protests Continue to Rage After Death of George Floyd" (New York Times)
And to add some historical context:
- Historical Perspective of Events in Minneapolis, a thread (Thread reader)
From all here in the History Department, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Use Your Voice