In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the mass protests that have erupted across the nation, local newspaper The News-Gazette has launched a new profile series intended to amplify Black voices right here in Champaign-Urbana. Professor Margareth Etienne was featured in the first installment of the series.
"If you can’t imagine yourself in Mr. Floyd’s shoes, try to imagine yourself in the crowd. What would you do? That’s the moment we should each plan for. In that moment, we must care for each other. We must call out racial injustice before, during and after it occurs. To do so is an act of caring and an act of humanity. Even if it doesn’t save a life, caring for one another can start a movement," she said.
Read the full piece at news-gazette.com.