Article: “GVSU Panel Examines Impact of Police Brutality”

Here’s a clipping from a news article covering a recent panel I participated in that focused on the impact of police brutality and the need to demilitarize the police.

“Relando Thompkins-Jones, the social justice educator of the GVSU Division of Inclusion and Equity, said the conversation about police brutality is too frequently centered on what people of color can do to prevent violence against themselves. He likened this reasoning to telling women their clothing choices could attract assault.

“The onus and the responsibility is so often put on people who are on the receiving end of this brutality,” Thompkins-Jones said.”

Read the full article: GVSU Panel Examines Impact of Police Brutality


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

Relando Thompkins-Jones

I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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