At #EWA20 , @EricaLG 's co-author, @iamwesmoore , sez education is a key part of Freddie Gray's story: "You can't understand their journey without understanding the role that education, and frankly a failed education system, played." @EdWriters
Discussing her new book on Baltimore & 2015 uprising following Freddie Gray's death, @EdWriters ' @EricaLG sez this is why education journalists should care: "We always knew that we were covering a beat that was so much larger than what was taking place in the classroom." 1/2
George Floyd's murder is the only latest in an endless series of police killings. Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Walter Scott—and so many, many others. The U.S. Senate has got to act now.
Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Antwon Rose Jr. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Say Their Names.