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Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke distinguished professor of African and African American studies, 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.