The #makelawbetter movement joins the chorus of voices supporting #blacklivesmatter and demanding action against systemic racism and racial injustice in America. And we pass the mic to amplify black voices and their call for all of us in the legal profession to stand with them and accept that justice is not applied uniformly, to recognize the disparate treatment of Black people, and to hold our families, friends, institutions, and elected officials accountable to do the same.
Today, we share "Do black lives matter within the legal profession?" by Miguel Willis (@MiguelElCapiTon), the founder of ATJ Tech Fellows. Originally published here, we share this message with Miguel's permission.
DO BLACK LIVES MATTER WITHIN THE LEGAL PROFESSION?
The senseless and brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other black Americans, are perpetrated by the very institutions that we have entrusted to protect black lives.
Ahmaud Arbery’s Life Matters....
And stay tuned for future posts on how the legal profession can (and must) mobilize to take action.