Berkeley Conversations discusses race, racism, policing after Chauvin verdict

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At a Berkeley Conversations event Tuesday, UC Berkeley professors discussed the impact of Derek Chauvin's verdict and the police system. The panelists focused on reform and abolition as ways to change the police system.

In the wake of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, four campus professors discussed the verdict’s impact and how policing should change to better support Black and brown communities during a virtual Berkeley Conversations event on Tuesday.
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Building on a history of action

Amid historic lack of resources for Black students, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center provides safe space, services for Black community

It has taken more than two years of organizing rallies, marches and demonstrations for the Black Student Union, or BSU, to obtain a five-year contract for the Hearst Field Annex space with a $30,000 annual stipend to pay for its programs.
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Students gather to hear faculty speak out at ‘Trump Teach-In’

While the Berkeley College Republicans hung up a “Make America Great Again” banner and played clips of Donald Trump monologues from their tent on Sproul Plaza, faculty members and several students Tuesday afternoon prepared a microphone in front of the Savio Steps: The “Trump Teach-In” was about to begin.
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White Girl Problems

As a white person, race can sometimes be an awkward thing to talk about. So the recent incident at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley involving comedian W. Kamau Bell has left me with questions about racism in my backyard and the role that I play in combating it. Bell was greeting
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