The history of policing of people of color in America has led to this moment where people are rising up to assert that Black Lives Matter. There tends to be a lot of focus on killings of Black and Brown men. Dr. Valerie Johnson will focus on the systemic violence against women of color, which is ignored besides notable exceptions, like Breonna Taylor and Sandra Bland.
The injustice of systemic racism and discrimination must come to an end. We pledge to work individually and as a group to do whatever is necessary to support our brothers and sisters who have suffered for too long under the present system. Racial justice is a feminist issue as well as a national issue. We call for the following.