In the weeks since George Floyd's tragic death, the University of Notre Dame has urged members of the campus community and its larger family to recommit to and pray for unity and racial justice in our nation. During the "Prayer for Unity, Walk for Justice" event last Monday night, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., remembered racial tragedies of the present and the past. Father Jenkins said, "The challenge is deeper, more enduring, more tragic and more daunting. It is difficult to find the words adequate to respond to that challenge."
"The cumulative effects of personal sins of racism have led to social structures of injustice and violence that makes us all accomplices in racism." Author Jemar Tisby '02 joins The Signs of the Times to share his solutions for improved race relations and desire to fight for a more racially unified church.
The work of artist Carrie Mae Weems brings to light the ongoing violence inflicted on Black men, women, and children. All the Boys and her other projects forces us to consider the role we play in the racial injustices of our country. Through her artwork, Weems’ asks us to consider how we can expose and fight injustice in our communities.