Derek Chauvin

For Black Americans, justice means more than a guilty verdict.


Sympathy is Nice, But Justice is Better

Dezarae Newstrom writes that there is so much cruelty within policing and foster care, and that we need education on the history of these systems.

After the police killing of George Floyd, protestors called for freedom and an end to police violence against Black Americans.


Freedom is Bigger Than the End of Slavery

Jamari Jones writes that the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd set the tone for addressing racism.


The Conviction of George Floyd’s Murderer Should not be so Shocking

When I was 9 years old, Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election. I was at my best friend’s house, and our moms were watching the election. They were drinking substantial amounts of wine in anticipation of him losing, despite their highest hopes for him to win.


Is America Capable of Restorative Justice?

John Wooden once said, “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” But, what does America do when the world isn’t watching?


Chauvin Guilty Verdict: ‘Today we mourn. Tonight we dream. Tomorrow, we continue the fight’

Signs held at protests that took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year by police officers.
Youth and leaders in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems reacted with speed and deep emotion Tuesday to the conviction of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd last year — a murder that moved the entire globe to protest racial injustice and police brutality.