September 23, 2020 – Breonna Taylor Statement

 

Black lives matter at North Hennepin Community College. Today, the grand jury in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s case announced that none of the police officers involved in her fatal shooting would be directly indicted for her death. In March of this year, Ms. Taylor, an African American woman, was fatally shot by Louisville officers during a raid of her apartment. While there are many details to her case that we may never know, the fact remains that another Black life has been lost without any accountability. As President of North Hennepin Community College, I reaffirm our commitment to racial justice.

As a college, we stand in solidarity with Black women whose lives, voices and experiences with oppression and racial injustice are too frequently overlooked. We stand in solidarity with the African American community which continues to experience trauma through racism. We also stand in solidarity and extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Ms. Breonna Taylor.

North Hennepin Community College remains steadfast in its charge to stand against racism and all forms of human oppression. We will persist with our work of truth, racial healing and transformation. We will also continue to provide racial healing spaces for our students, employees and community.