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This is not new, but it is intolerable: OCA’s statement on the Killing of George Floyd and other Black People

George Floyd.  Ahmaud Arbery.  Breonna Taylor.  David McAtee.  Tragically and appallingly, the list goes on – and on. Recent murders have garnered national attention and inspired uprisings throughout the country, but the murder and personal violations of Black people are not new. They are an outgrowth of our racist systems of slavery, Jim Crow, government-spawned segregation, mass incarceration, and so much more. This is not new, but it is intolerable. Open Communities Alliance (OCA) joins many other civil rights organizations in condemning the continuing onslaught of violence, injustice, and inequity battering Black people. Read the rest of OCA's statement.



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