Black Lives Matter

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

George Floyd’s death ignited the nation, exposing a violent form of Black death to our country through an 8 minute and 46-second video. To some, the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others serve as a wake-up call; for many, experiences of institutional injustice have been occurring throughout lifetimes, generations. The Evanstonian is not just a group of student journalists; it is a group of storytellers, and it is our privilege and duty to tell stories that make it clear that Black lives matter. We strive to investigate the ways The Evanstonian has historically perpetuated anti-Blackness and the ways, moving forward, we can create space for Black Evanstonians to heal. We, The Evanstonian editorial board, are dedicated to dismantling the structures that uphold white supremacy–both in our publication and the Evanston community generally–on the way to support the black community and illuminate its experiences.