WELCOME TO THE PEOPLE OF COLOR HALL OF FAME
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness."
Declaration of Independence, 1776
Thanks for stopping by. We welcome you to the People of Color Hall of Fame where we recognize those who have given their lives in the quest for justice as well as suffered various other forms of injustice. Here, we celebrate those who have been victims of police violence, racial profiling, racial hate crimes, and many other injustices.
We give voice to the voiceless and names to the once nameless. We highlight how ordinary people have done incredible and extraordinary things. However, rest assured this is no picnic. Yes, there are victories recounted here but there are also many injustices which have yet to be avenged. There are hurts and pains for which no balm has been found. Nevertheless, enjoy your visit and we hope you will be moved by what we offer here, and that you will decide to join us in this critical work and support our noble organization.
Police killed at least 104 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week.
Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting
36% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population
Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015
Only 13 of the 104 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime. 4 of these cases have ended in a mistrial or charges against the officer(s) being dropped and 4 cases are still awaiting trial or have a trial underway. Only 4 cases (Matthew Ajibade, Eric Harris, Paterson Brown Jr., and William Chapman) have resulted in convictions of officers involved, with a fifth case (Walter Scott) resulting in the officer pleading guilty.
Of the 4 cases where the officer(s) involved have been convicted and sentenced, none were sentenced to serve more than 4 years in prison. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade's death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. The officer who killed Paterson Brown was sentenced to only 3 months in jail.
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Our Pursuit to Reach Racial Equity
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