On Monday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pinned his knee on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, jurors convicted Chauvin on all of the counts filed against him — second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The last several days we've witnessed the nation rejoicing as a result of a verdict that is not historically common in cases where law enforcement officers overuse their power, too frequently resulting in fatal outcomes--primarily for Black and Brown citizens. While this may be justice through the lens of a flawed, racially problematic system, people say it's simply accountability.
Men, women, children of all colors and creed are radically challenging the devaluing of Black life in America. This is most evident through protests that calls for specific actions. But what are nonprofit organizations that serve marginalized communities doing? What roles should nonprofit leaders embrace to take down inequitable systems? Beyond writing statements or including ideas about equity and inclusion in company communication, how might nonprofit organizations put in place actionable steps to dismantle oppressed systems?
Use the link below to share transformational actions you, your organization or organizations with whom you work with are taking to eradicate hate and systemic racism.