Racist statues need to go

The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and now Rayshard Brooks, have ignited protests around the globe calling to end police brutality and systemic racism. With these protests have come petitions and demands to remove Confederate and colonial-era statues.             The reality is that these statues are hurtful and hateful. When Confederate …

#BlackLivesMatter

Last Monday, on the 25th of May 2020, a black man was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The police officer knelt on the black man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately murdering him for allegedly forging a 20 dollar bill which later turned out to be false. His name …