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Column: Black Lives Matter, says Nicola Miller




Racism kills: Emmett Till. Trayvon Martin. Breonna Taylor. Michael Brown. Gabriella Navarrez. George Floyd. Tanisha Anderson. Jerry Masslo. Sandra Bland. Benjamin Hermansen. Stephen Lawrence. Pearl Golden. James Byrd. Margaret Mitchell. Maurice Gordon. Kayla Moore. Robert Forbes. Miriam Carey. Elijah McCain. Michelle Cusseaux. Tamir Rice. Alberta Spruill. Philando Castile. Shantel Davis. Eric Garner. Eleanor Bumpers. Sean Monterrosa. Kyam Livingson. Jamel Floyd. Megan Hockaday. Martin Luther King Jr. Natasha McKenna. Keith Childress. Alexia Christian. Kevin Matthews. LaTanya Haggerty. Michael Noel.Mya Hall. Leroy Browning. Kendra James. Roy Nelson. Constance Graham. Miguel Espinal. Sonji Taylor. Nathaniel Pickett. Yuvette Henderson. Cornelius Brown. Shereese Francis. Freddie Gray. Sheneque Proctor. Tyrone West. Rekia Boyd. Anton Black. Aiyanna Jones. Emmanuel Oates. Tarika Wilson. Leonard Shand. Frankie Perkins. Mikyas Tegegne. Kathryn Johnson. Larry Hocker. Danette Daniels. Gary Boitano. Nizah Morris. Michael Minor. Islan Nettles. Ricky Hall. Rosann Miller. Mason Hailey. Malaika Brooks. Delric East. Denise Stewart. Percy Holland. Patricia Hartley. James Adell. Bettie Jones. Bernard Lofton. Tiara Thomas. Perry Webb. Angela Randolph. Sean Gamble. Tonya Buggs. Van Johnson. Atatiana Jefferson. Johns Devell. Joy Gardner. Tevon Smith. Sarah Read. Sean Rigg. Annabella Landsberg. Darren Cumberbatch. Agnes McDonald. Ahmaud Arbery. Natasha Chin. Eric Garner. Pamela Turner. Sheku Bayoh. Charleena Lyles. Prince Kwabena Fosu. Korryn Gaines. Mzee Mohammed-Daley. Deborah Danner. Carrlington Spencer. Ralkina Jones. Pearlie Golden. Dalian Atkinson. Shukri Abdi. Jamal Hussein. Tanisha Anderson. Anthony Solomon. Shelly Fry. Bai Bai Ahmed Kabia. Michelle Cusseaux. Nuno Carduso. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Edson Da Costa. Symone Marshall. Onese Power. Atatiana Jefferson. Kingsley Burrell. India Kager. Rashan Charles. Darnisha Harris. Jermain Baker. Tyisha Miller. Jesse Washington. Belly Mujinga. Bennie Simmons. Mya Hall. Henry Smith. Laura Nelson. Will James. Cynthia Wesley. Will Brown. Addie Mae Collins. Jordan Davis. Carole Robertson. Alton Sterling. Carol Denise McNair. David Dungay. Cynthia Jarrett. Charles Wootton. Cherry Groce. Michael Menson. Fathia Alsanousi. Colin Roach.Fathia Elsanosi. Hubert Howard. Nura Jemal. Mohamednur “Mo” Tuccu. Furdaws Hashim. Raymond Bernard. Zainab Choucair. Yahya Hashim. Mary Ajaoi Augustus Mendy. Ernie Vital. Khadija Saye. Biruk Haftom. Jeremiah Deen. Zainab Deen. Isaac Paulos. Christine Case. Bai Ahmed Kabia. Semira Adamu. Thomas Kirungi. Sharron Bubb. Bruno dos Santos. Donna O’Dwyer. Eliud Nguli Nyenze. Bereket Yohannes. Manuel Bravo. Kabeya Dimuka-Bijoux. Kimpua Nsimba. Samba Martine. Osamuyi Aikpitanhi. Eliza Woods. Festus Okey. Laura Nelson. Getu Hagos. Jennie Steers. Adama Traoré. Mrs Wise. Mamadou Lamine Dieng. Mary Turner. Kola Bankole. Mae Murray Dorsey. Glynne Agard. Dorothy Malcolm. Abdi Dorre. Otis “TeTe” Michael Gulley Jr. Christopher Alaneme. Johnnie Mae Chappell. Harold “Errol” McGowan. Michelle Shirley. Akofa Hodasi. Renee Davis. Shiji Lapite. Sadine Dixon. Oliver Pryce. Korryn Gaines. Nicholas Ofusu. Jessica Williams. Deraye Lewis. Kisha Michael. Samiyou Djimadou. Janet Wilson. Mahamadou Maréga. Shalon Irving. Adams Bagna. Amber Isaac. Mamadou Kamara. Kira Johnson. Allan Koomson. Franklin Othieno. Janisha Fonville. Amos Miller. Aura Rosser. William Shorter. Miriam Carey. Orion Anderson. Malissa Williams. “Adam”. Alyana Stanley-Jones. Frazier “B” Baker. Danette Daniels. Tom Moss. Kathryn Johnson. Will Stewart. Desiree Denise Etheridge. Alfred Daniels. Bobbie Jean Graham. Johnson Spencer. Daryal Ann Hargett. Henry Scott. Caren Prater. Lemuel Walters. Malcolm X. Isadore Banks. Christine (Chris) Ricketts. David Oluwale. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Frances Hall. Berry Washington. Wanda Jean Allen. Henry Lowry. Aisha Fraser. Michael Donald. Meshon Cooper. Elias Clayton. Nia Wilson. Elmer Jackson. Isaac McGhie. Chynal Lindsey. Rev, George Lee. Lena Baker. Lamar Smith. Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd. Susie Jackson. Herbert Lee. Ethel Lee Lance. Cpl. Roman Ducksworth Jr. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Medgar Evers. Myra Thompson. Virgil Lamar Ware. Vickie Lee Jones. Henry Hezekiah Dee. Teresa Antionette Alexander. Charles Eddie Moore. Peola Battle. Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn. Casandra Kay Booker. Jimmie Lee Jackson. Peachlyn Bradley. Aaron M Coverdale. MeShon Cooper.Willie Brewster. Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson. Samuel LeamonYounge Jr.

Nicola Miller (36250953)
Nicola Miller (36250953)

I am angrier about the racist and violent defacing of black people than I am about graffitied and destroyed monuments, the latter of which can be repaired or replaced should we deem this appropriate. We cannot remove the scars that centuries of violence, oppression and cultural destruction have wrought upon Black bodies. If we care more about a statue of a slave trader than we do about actual human beings, there is no hope for us.

BLACK LIVES MATTER.