As the World Reacts to Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Michelle Boykins 202-296-2300, ext. 0144 firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC — April 21, 2021 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent Asian American civil rights organizations, responds to the news of the guilty verdict in the case against Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd nearly one year ago.
The Advancing Justice affiliation releases the following statement:
“Asian Americans Advancing Justice stands as an ally with the Black community in responding to the verdict that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts of murdering George Floyd. This verdict is accountability, but it is not justice. We know this verdict will not bring Mr. Floyd back to his family or bring back the countless other victims of racial profiling, police brutality, and community surveillance. Yesterday, police in Columbus, Ohio killed Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl.
Our thoughts and prayers will continue for George Floyd’s family, the Bryant family, and all those who are fighting to stop police brutality and violence against Black and Brown communities. Let this verdict be the beginning of the work that needs to be done to achieve justice for all.
We join in the growing calls nationwide to hold those accountable who seek to erase and marginalize communities of color. Our liberation is intertwined with Black and Brown communities.
As organizations dedicated to advancing the civil and human rights for all, Advancing Justice will continue to combat white supremacy and seek true fairness, equity, and community-driven solutions to dismantle racism and violence in our society.”