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Black Lives Matter and how we can create change

Walking down Baxter Road towards Parkway West Middle School, members of the St. Louis community take part in the Parkway Black Lives Matter walk. Participants kneeled at the end of the walk for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd and all those lost to racism and hate. “It was a wake up call. It was really reassuring to see the outcome and how many people came out to support the cause,” sophomore Lauren McLeod said. “I think that it brought attention to a lot of the racial injustice that often gets swept under the rug, and overall, I think it was one of the beginning steps to a long journey of getting racial equity in schools.”

Lilly Francis, Staff Writer

August 17, 2020

As the news and social media booms with awareness and activism towards the Black Lives Matter movement, communities across the country are taking steps to support the ongoing fight against racism.  “I would like for teachers to put their pride and beliefs aside and treat me as equal to my peers,”...

The killing of George Floyd will change society forever

Wearing a shirt in support of the protest, senior Cam Redmond shares his voice through his clothing. Redmond attended a protest held at West to support Black lives. “Crazy things that have been happening in our world have made me want to be a part of the voice that Black lives and other races matter and we all should be equal,” Redmond said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

July 14, 2020

As I scrolled through Instagram on May 25, I came across a sickening video of an African American man named George Floyd, laying on his stomach in handcuffs as a police officer kneeled on the back of his neck. George Floyd was unable to breathe. After the cop was told multiple times by Floyd and oth...

What can you do?

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from the United States all the way to Europe. The attached video shows how people all over the world are...

Black Lives Matter statement

Protesters gather for a march in downtown St. Louis in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Pathfinder Editorial Board

June 10, 2020

Like school newspapers worldwide, the Pathfinder is tasked with telling stories that otherwise may never be told. This is not a responsibility we take lightly. We are committed to using our platform to challenge injustice, uplift historically silenced voices and fight oppression in our community and...

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