Racial Justice In Engineering
Updated: May 24, 2021
The road ahead for McKelvey Engineering
Amid the weight of the global pandemic in 2020 came a renewed and intensified focus on racial justice in the United States after numerous unjustified killings of Black Americans at the hands of white law enforcement officers, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor — six years after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri — as well as others who did not become household names. After Floyd’s death in May, as thousands of Americans took to the streets to express their outrage about the killings, Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Andrew D. Martin reaffirmed the university’s commitment to support all members of the university’s community and to redouble efforts for equity.