Black Lives Matter
The International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights is a part of the International Bill of Human Rights. In the Covenant it states equality before law, presumption of innocence, and the protection of minority rights are all human rights. Recently, we have seen the unjust murders of black people by police officers, who were negligent of the rights in the Covenant. There have been so many murders of innocent people such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dustin Parker, Elijah McClain, and Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau. People are taking their right of freedom of peaceful assembly and protesting these unjust treatment in hopes of a better future.
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By Luke Cohen Our Declaration of Human Rights declare that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” yet everyday the life of another innocent person of color is taken away. This photo was taken at a Black Lives Matter protest in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As seen in the Black Lives Matter protests across the globe, the community has come together to fight the oppression of people based on the color of their skin.
By Kaiden J. Yu This photo was taken on June 1st, 2020, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I spent the entire day biking around downtown DC, capturing moments from the Black Lives Matter Protests.
Without a Camera
By Sydney Wilson This piece looks at police brutality and the murder of black people in America by the police.
By Sonya Fares Created with charcoal pencil, my piece depicts a sign at a protest that reads "End Police Brutality." It is a simple yet effective drawing that demands change in a system that is too often inherently unjust, while exemplifying the right Americans possess to use their voices in search for justice and an equal society.