Thesis Introduction: Part 2

A Revolution Is Needed in the Urban Planning Industry, Much like the One Occurring in the Criminal Justice Industry

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man, was handcuffed over a suspected counterfeit $20 bill, roughed up, and murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. His neck was knelt on for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, constricting his ability to breath until he became motionless and then pulseless. As Floyd died, other officers helped restrain the rest of his body, while another stood by watching. The moment further sparked a revolution that has been building for our entire lives and highlighting the problems of an industry in deep need of a restart and reimagining process, as many call to defund police departments across the nation. 

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I am not well…

I posted this on my social media accounts earlier today. I was inspired me to get back up from being depressed and to continue living my life through action.

I am not well… I am merely pretending to be. My heart aches and mourns for the lives lost to fear and racism as if they were my own blood… Breonna, George, Ahmad.. I have cried and howled in pain for you.

I have struggled mentally and questioned reality on a regular basis… Hate is alive and has shined through as an active pandemic ravages the world…

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I am not well… I am merely pretending to be. My heart aches and mourns for the lives lost to fear and racism as if they were my own blood… Breonna, George, Ahmad.. I have cried and howled in pain for you.

I have struggled mentally and questioned reality on a regular basis… Hate is alive and has shined through as an active pandemic ravages the world…

Continue reading I am not well…