More than a movement

October 22, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery. Tamir Rice. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. For the past few months countless articles have begun in similar fashion. For the past few months, civil unrest has culminated into a nationwide movement of protests and petitions. It has become a movement heedless of race, religion or creed. The months from May until now have left a defining mark on the nation, but the cries for equity across all races has been a song already sung for decades. The names that enumerate this page are a testament to this. 

Though the phrase “Black Lives Matter” may bring uncomfortable sighs and head scratches, it is a discussion that must be had. These past few months have shown that this is more than a movement, and it is a conversation that will likely continue beyond our lifetimes. As we navigate a time of numerous changes, it is essential to reflect on the events that have brought us here. Like the African American Culture Club officers that are illustrated below, we must recognize the change happening around us, and decide whether there must also be a change within.

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