The following message was sent to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Dear Buckeye Nation:
Breonna Taylor deserves justice, and this does not feel like justice.
We cannot accept what has happened in Louisville. We grieve the tragic and senseless loss of Breonna Taylor — a daughter, a friend, a niece, a loved one, who was unarmed and asleep.
The breakdown in the justice system in the killings of unarmed Black and Brown people in our country has become all too familiar, tragically. This isn’t going to stop until we create an anti-racist world.
We must come together to draw strength from each other and advance our collective vision for a better world where we one day have justice for all. There is much work to be done.
Kristina M. Johnson, PhD
- For students, counseling services are available through the Office of Student Life.
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