After the death of George Floyd, the world seemed to finally start listening to black voices. The subject of diversity, basic human rights, particularly the right to life, became topics of the day.
But a few weeks down the line, after marching on the streets, bringing down statues, opening conversations, all the initial uproar died down. People seem to have forgotten the importance of black lives, the importance of speaking up for the voiceless, the importance of and the meaning of the chants that so easily slipped through their lips: ‘black lives matter’, ‘no justice, no peace’.
However, here at Buckingham we have not forgotten and we will not forget. We will continue to educate and take active action to rule out any discrimination on campus. So here are a few key words and material to start or continue conversations.