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Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke distinguished professor of African and African American studies and a participant in Tuesday's media videoconference, speaks at a 2015 event

Professors discuss George Floyd's death, how to advocate for change

Young people can help change a system that perpetuates racial inequality by donating or protesting—and heading to the polls. That was just one of the messages given by a panel of four Duke faculty in a Tuesday media conference, as protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, continued across the country. 


Regardless, we'll be there

When Duke announced classes were moving online, I knew it meant an end to impassioned discussions over meals at the Brodhead Center, cheering on the basketball team at watch parties and late nights in The Chronicle’s office at 301 Flowers. But as a student journalist, I knew the most important part of my time at Duke had just begun.