Written by Dr. Sheherazade Jafari and Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr.

Dear Carter School Community:

We write to you with an awareness that after last Wednesday (September 23, 2020), many of you are hurting and struggling to find hope as news broke that only one of the three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor will be charged—not for her actual killing, but for the significantly lesser charge of wanton endangerment. Sixty-five years ago, on the same date, a similar conclusion was reached when an all-white, all-male jury acquitted two white men of murdering Emmett Till.

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