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(August 31, 2020) Protests continue across the country for the Black Lives Matter movement, calling for an end to police brutality and racially motivated violence against Black people. The most recent demonstrations are for Jacob Blake, the man shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Movement can be traced back to 2012-2013 with the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but has caught more widespread attention and support following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office stands with BLM. We are deeply saddened and outraged by the loss of these Black lives and so many others. We strongly condemn all forms of police brutality and white supremacy and commend the organizations and people who work to spread awareness about racial prejudice and systemic racism.

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