Statement by Brigitte Blom Ramsey, President & CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, on the Grand Jury Proceedings in the case of Breonna Taylor
September 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
LEXINGTON, KY – On learning of the legal decision on Breonna Taylor’s killing, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is committed to speaking for justice and community, beginning with recognition that our commonwealth has failed to build structures where Black citizens can fully flourish.
It is vividly clear to us today that Kentucky law enforcement practice and our rules for the safety of humans in their homes and our streets must change. The work of anti-racism – of creating a society that works for all of us — must permeate all institutions and our lives together.
The Prichard Committee’s work is in education, and we therefore commit to intensive, sustained, collaborative work in that field. We will say more on that in a few hours. For now, we offer our solidarity to all who are angry, grieving, and frightened by Ms. Taylor’s death, and our determination to contribute to a Kentucky that respects, empowers, and protects Black lives.
The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent, nonpartisan, citizen-led organization working to improve education in Kentucky – early childhood through postsecondary.