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Racial Justice

Resources in the Ingram Library and from the General Internet that provide information on Racial Justice with special attention to Racial Justice in Georgia, Race and Housing, Black Lives Matter, and Trauma related to Racial Injustice.

 

Georgia and Racial Justice in the News

Reports highlighting significant incidents in recent years selected by UWG students for inclusion on this site. 

March on Georgia calls for racial justice --Willoughby Mariano and Elaine Quijano, CBS News.  6/15/2020. 

  • This 7:30 minute video broadcast addresses how Georgia responds to issues of racial justice. The NAACP put together the ‘March on Georgia’ due to numerous deaths of unarmed black men and women in police officers’ hands. March on Georgia is a protest where Georgians gathered together, demanding that lawmakers address criminal justice reform, police brutality, and voter suppression.

 

NBC News: Arbery case exemplifies abuse of 'stand your ground,' but the damage is broad and systemic -- Janell Ross, 6/15/2020

  • In this news article, Janell Ross seeks to inform people worldwide about the Georgia shooting involving Ahmaud Arbery and how racial injustice changes people’s views in society. A video made public appears to show Arbery was shot and killed while running down a street after the McMichaels (father andson) chased him in a truck. Bryan attempted to block his passage, and Travis McMichael physically confronted Arbery. Arbery's family says he was out for a jog. The McMichaels say they suspected Arbery of a break-in, and he attacked Travis McMichael when confronted. This casebecame a national backlash after Ahmaud Arbery was shot while jogging in a Georgia neighborhood. Many people decided to become racial justice advocates and decided to use their voices.

 

Wendy's burned down after fatal police shooting -- Fox Business News, June 14, 2020.  

  • This is an informative article about how quickly things can quickly get out of hand when dealing with racial injustice. This breaks down the event of how 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot by an Atlanta Police officer and the subsequent burning down of a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant. The article shows how Mayor Bottoms handled the situation quite diligently, and her actions should bemirrored for many racial injustices across the nation.

 

Violent George Floyd Protests at CNN Center Unfold Live on TV -- Nick Valencia  CNN, Atlanta, May 29, 2020.

  • 15:31 minutes of video footage of protests that resulted in property damage to CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.  The demonstrators were assembled in response to the death of George Floyd.  They evidence their frustration and anger.One protestor asserts, "Police can do better. I am here for change." The video is embedded below, or one can click the link  in the title to view this on YouTube.