Black Lives Matter discusses racial disparities in education


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)–Protests are continuing throughout the Cape Fear in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. On Wednesday night, the Wilmington Black Lives Matter chapter was back out at the 1898 Memorial.

The group was focused on addressing racial disparities in the local educational school system. Member of the Wilmington community had the opportunity to get in front of the crowd and speak on education issues surround the Cape Fear.

Cedric Harrison the found of Support the Port says nights like these are key in the ongoing fight against racism.

“It’s very important that people continue to have these conversations and executions towards change every day right now especially in this climate,”says Harrison. “It seems like everybody has time to pay attention and put some energy towards actually figuring out some solutions. I feel great that I was apart of it.”

The Wilmington Black Lives Matter chapter holds protests on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. You can visit their page for more information.

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