Public Law

Public Law Journal: Spring 2020, Vol. 43, No. 2

A Personal Plea for Addressing the Root Causes of Racism

By Ona Alston Dosunmu

Ona Alston Dosunmu is the C.E.O. and Executive Director of the California Lawyers Association. This article was first published by the California Lawyers Association.

In addition to being the C.E.O. and Executive Director of CLA I am also an attorney. The death of George Floyd has affected me and turned my attention to the meaningful policy interventions that lawyers can champion to help reduce the likelihood that others suffer the same fate. But this month’s piece is less about those policy interventions than it is the personal cry of a mother, a wife and a sister to Black men.

Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Philando Castile. Botham Jean. Michael Brown. Freddy Gray. Walter Scott. Tamir Rice.

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