A money line and social justice reaffirmation from a top ranking and high-class local arts honcho . . .
"Julián Zugazagoitia, director/CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, said the recognition of the fatal Minneapolis incident and its aftermath “brings into more focus the inequities and the systemic injustice that this country has harbored for many years.”
Institutions such as art museums, he said, can help call attention to social movements that address such inequities. On its website, the Nelson-Atkins states its commitment to “the ideals of empathy, equity, inclusion, diversity and accessibility” and its support for Black Lives Matter."
Check renewed cowtown BLM tribute . . .
Unwarranted and unrestrained police violence against African Americans has long been a stain on the nation. But last May, the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis prompted a heightened awareness of that lingering problem - and an enhanced understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its struggle for racial justice.