• Andrea L. Taylor (COM’68)

    Andrea L. Taylor (COM’68) is Boston University’s first senior diversity officer, appointed by President Robert A. Brown in 2020. She is a former longtime BU Board of Trustees member and former president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. She can be reached at tayloran@bu.edu. Profile

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There is 1 comment on POV: With Chauvin Found Guilty, “We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. You are so right , the work is yet to be done. The turn out of this case truly puts us one step closer to what can be achieved. However, I found that the amount of coverage this trial (though very important) was getting allows for other things to go unnoticed. For instance, during this trial was the passing of Jones v Mississippi through the supreme court, allowing for youth to be given life without parole. This erases years of work done in order to strive towards a positive youth development mindset in our legal system for youth. Positive youth development seeks for other outcomes rather than mere punishment of a developing child. An adolescent goes through what is called a reminiscence bump which can also be a time of imbalance between emotions and good judgment. This court case completely ignores these developmental factors. I love the work done and the fight against police brutality however I urge others to focus on all facets of the legal system.

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