Statement from Florida Political Review staff

We at the Florida Political Review mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others who were killed by a system that has repeatedly shown its ability to persecute black bodies with no repercussions. We stand with the black community, all victims of police brutality, and want to commemorate their names.

Florida Political Review strives to amplify the stories brought to light by recent protests. As a publication, we acknowledge the importance and civic virtue of storytelling in all its forms. We have a responsibility to give a platform to these stories in a way that sheds light on racial injustice while promoting equal opportunity for all. 

For too long, black voices have been suppressed. The recent protests have brought just a few of their stories to light. We are committed to sharing these untold narratives and making sure that justice is upheld in all our communities. 

We know that racial injustice and systemic racism must be combated at every level, so here is what we plan to do within our organization:

  1. Awareness: Continue sharing black voices through the creation of a column/columns devoted solely to awareness of racial injustice in Florida.
  2. Truth: Promote investigative journalism within our publication to unearth prejudice within our community.
  3. Accessibility: Offer an inclusive platform for people to share their voices through the implementation of a “Letters to the Editor” feature. 

Lastly, we encourage our fellow students and readers to support the Black Lives Matter movement in any way possible. Please visit these links to get educated and take action:

Financially support BLM at no cost

In solidarity,

Florida Political Review Staff

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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