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The Derek Chauvin Verdict

April 21, 2021

The world watched as the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd. We appreciate the significance of this verdict, and yet know this is a small step in addressing the systemic racism and discrimination that persists in our country.

The verdict does not bring back George Floyd, or Daunte Wright, or the others who have been killed at the hands of police. But it does offer hope for accountability and justice.

MACP stands with our community, and we know we need to continue to do more. We remain committed to supporting work that addresses issues of racism and inequity, including work here in our local community, and to re-examining our grantmaking more broadly from an equity perspective.

Together with our community and grantee partners, we believe we can make a difference. We are also hopeful that this week’s guilty verdict can be a step towards real progress and accountability.

We know there is still so much yet to do, but today, we are hopeful.