African-American Civic Engagement Roundtable Shares a List of Some of Our Current Demands
“You cannot judge a victim by the way they fight back. The Black community is being choked and we are fighting for their lives.” Morathi Adams, The Movement for Black Lives and Freedom, Inc
MILWAUKEE, WI — The African-American Roundtable is committed to action for justice on behalf of individuals (both past and present) who have lost their lives at the hands of police violence. The events that have transpired in Milwaukee over the past week have been a display of community pain and frustration toward unfair policing practices and systemic racism. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the aftermath of the ongoing protests across the nation have been unfortunate, and revealing. His death has reignited the conversation around policing in America which has yet to be resolved. Unfortunately, there have been recent cases, like Joel Acevedo’s murder, locally that mirror the tragedy that has sparked national unrest.
“We’re going through the consequence of white supremacy not being addressed, racism not being addressed, divestment from communities not being addressed,” said Markasa Tucker, Director of the African American Roundtable. “So much more has not been addressed that people shouldn’t expect any other response, referring to the protests and when looting occurs.”
Thanks to the over 65 respected organizations and leaders in Wisconsin who signed on. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾