Dear Fisher College Community,
On Tuesday, the verdict for Derek Chauvin, was announced. He was found guilty on multiple counts, including second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
The Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee at Fisher College was birthed in response to the devastating murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and their impact on the Fisher community, so it is only right that we comment on the events that transpired on Tuesday.
This is a bittersweet moment in American history and culture. On one hand, this particular case ended with accountability. However, it not a reason to celebrate simply because the justice system worked. It is supposed to be like this. It should have been like this in countless other cases in the past.
So, this is a step in the right and just direction, but our work continues. Let us look to the future as we learn from the past. Let this precedent influence the actions of law enforcement tomorrow. We believe in justice and accountability for everyone, always.
The Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee at Fisher College