On April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer. Our communities have again been plunged into the cycle of anger, sadness, fear, and exhaustion. Another Black man is dead as a result of police action.
Our BIPOC communities are already stressed by the rise in hate crimes, by the Chauvin trial, and the day-to-day realities of living in a society rooted in oppression and white supremacy. Our BIPOC students, already burdened by the impacts of the pandemic, must now also deal with this fresh trauma.
We cannot allow this cycle to continue. Elected officials must listen to their constituents and take the steps needed to change policing. And we must support our communities that have borne the brunt of police violence as these changes are made.