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The Murder of George Floyd

Our Call to Action
June 1, 2020

The Human Rights Program condemns the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We call for a complete overhaul of the racist structures, attitudes and systems that generated this particular murder, which is only the most visible of the daily indignities and human rights violations against black men and women in Minnesota and the United States.  

We call for:

  • An end to violations against all black, indigenous and people of color;
  • An end to this terrible legacy of systemic racial discrimination that sickens us and prevents us from creating peaceful and sustainable communities;
  • Justice for BIPOC victims of violence and discrimination;
  • Support for BIPOC leaders to rebuild our community into one that values human dignity, equality, sustains and develops all children and all families, and puts the health and livelihoods of all people at the center of our policy decisions.