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Ignatian Family Cries Out for Racial Justice

“As a black man living in America, the video of George Floyd’s suffocation cues unhealed experiences with police in this country and makes me less optimistic that change between the Black community and the police will soon change,” writes Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, for the Jesuit Post. “Being Black in America should not mean we walk in fear of death. But it does. It should not mean we have less access to breath. But it does.”

Racism, Police Misconduct and Bad Science: How Wrongful Convictions Happen

June 9, 2020 — In the wake of recent protests calling for an end to police brutality and racial injustice, many activists are calling for sweeping criminal justice reforms. Black and Brown communities are disproportionately targeted through the criminal justice system, including manifestations such as mass incarceration, police brutality or social assistance bans due to previous convictions.

Coronavirus is worsening inequality

As U.S. and Canadian governments respond to this public health crisis, we must ensure that legislative solutions take the needs of these vulnerable communities to heart.