We, as a department, as scholars, teachers, students, and staff, are committed to holding up our community, past and present, to the light of recent events, specifically the movement for racial justice. We will take what immediate actions we can, as we also consider the courses, colloquia, and public talks and reading the Department is running now or planning for the future. In addition, we shall reassess our hiring and admissions practices, our scholarship and pedagogy, our advising of students, and our relationships with the wider community. Registration is required.
Black Lives Matter: A Sui Generis Contribution To Society
Alumni on the Black Lives Matter Movement - Alumni - Harvard Business School
The recent Black Lives Matter protests peaked on June 6, when half a million people turned out in nearly places across the United States. That was a single day in more than a month of protests that still continue to today. Four recent polls — including one released this week by Civis Analytics , a data science firm that works with businesses and Democratic campaigns — suggest that about 15 million to 26 million people in the United States have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and others in recent weeks. Collectively, the recent Black Lives Matter protests — more organic in nature — appear to have far surpassed those numbers, according to polls. Professor Woodly said that the civil rights marches in the s were considerably smaller in number. Even protests to unseat government leadership or for independence typically succeed when they involve 3. Precise turnout at protests is difficult to count and has led to some famous disputes.
Background on Black Lives Matter
Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the equal dignity -- and not just equal rights -- of black people. Drawing on the work of revolutionary black public intellectuals, including Frederick Douglass, Ida B. He also illuminates the crucial difference between the problem signaled by the social media hashtag and how we think that we ought to address the problem.
We know they are more than hashtags and headlines. We know they are deeply loved. We hold you in your healing from the death of your loved ones. They were taken too soon from you. We support you in taking your time and taking care.