President Eanes' Message on Floyd Murder Case Verdict
There is a collective pause in the country now that this trial has ended with a conviction, along with a sense of gratitude for the verdicts. But while the guilty verdicts were what we had hoped for, justice cannot be viewed as the result of one trial or any single act. Justice is an ongoing construct and is not just served when a life is lost. Let the verdicts inspire each of us to increase accountability, work to break down systemic and institutionalized racism, and double down on our campus commitment to equity and justice. There is a role for each of us at York College to play as we move forward as informed and justice-focused citizens in and beyond Jamaica, Queens.
Please stay safe in the days and weeks to come and practice self-care. Professional assistance is available for those who feel they need to reach out to someone. If students need support, counseling resources are available at York CARES Act Services and for faculty and staff, CUNY Work/Life Program Introduction.
Berenecea Johnson-Eanes, President