Breonna Taylor: Enloe Students React

The death of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during an inept raid on her apartment, has led to national scale demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case drew more attention. 

Three Louisville police officers, who were not in uniform, forced their way into the apartment where Breonna Taylor was in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Mr. Walker fired a shot from his licensed gun. The three officers returned fire, discharging a total of thirty-two rounds into the apartment. Thirty-two. 

 Last month, a grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer for wanton endangerment for his actions during the raid. He pleaded not guilty. No charges were announced against the other two officers who fired shots, and no one was charged for causing Ms. Taylor’s death.

Last month, a grand jury failed to bring justice to Breonna Taylor and the black community in America. We interviewed a diverse group of Enloe student leaders. From Yakob Lemma; a black student and Cofounder of the Wake County Black Student Coalition, to Emilia Cox; a white activist and ally. We asked them a series of questions regarding the case. Here’s what they had to say:

Be proactive. Listen. Learn. Change old habits into better ones. The time is now. The time for change is now. One person at a time. With everything going on in the world right now, we as an Enloe family must come together and stand against racism. Together.