Lilly Preis, Justice/Injustice, 2020, in association with U.S. Politics: Resistance and Transformation, taught by Professor and Associate Dean Adrian Pantoja. Photo Credit: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: Protestors march on Hiawatha Avenue while decrying the killing of George Floyd on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd was killed yesterday while in the custody of Minneapolis Police. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Processed with VSCO with b1 preset
Lilly Preis ’24 created her manifesto in response to the killings of Black people by police in 2020. She writes, “Black people are killed at disproportionate rates given the fact that Black people make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population but are killed at twice the rate of white people in the United States. I used a photo taken by Stephen Maturen with Getty Images on May 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the day after George Floyd was brutally murdered in the hands of police.” Preis is a student in Professor and Associate Dean Adrian Pantoja’s U.S. Politics: Resistance and Transformation class.