A turning point: California education leaders speak out about racism and police brutality

“…We feel that silence is complicity: We must put an end to these incidents now. No matter how difficult, we must individually and collectively reflect on the lives lost unnecessarily, and address head on the systemic problems and challenges we all face as a society. And we must do so – unified – with a sense of urgency and unwavering commitment to end these unnecessary race-based killings and violence.” Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and John Perez, chair of the UC Board of Regents said in a statement made on May 31, 2020.

They, along with many other education leaders across California, spoke out about systemic inequities and the current crisis facing young people following the tragic death of George Floyd last week, and many other African American men and women over the past few months.

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