Statement in Solidarity and Support of Black Lives
Founded in 2013 following the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, the Black Lives Matter movement challenges the pervasive, institutionalized violence against Black communities in and beyond the United States. Evidence about and protests against the persistence of anti-Black racism in the United States reinforce the relevance and urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement and the broader movement against white supremacy and other forms of oppression with which it intersects. Evidence of the urgency is punctuated by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police and white vigilantes, and by the racial disparities in COVID-19 illnesses and deaths. – “ASA Section on Environmental Sociology Stands in Solidarity with and Support of Black Lives” Read the rest of the ASA Section on Environmental Sociology Statement in Solidarity with and Support of Black Lives online here (link) or it is available for download (PDF).