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Has Justice Been Served? Reflections on the Guilty Verdict of Derek Chauvin

Northeastern faculty, student and staff panelists offered reflections on the verdicts in the landmark Derek Chauvin trial, and considered whether this moment marks a turning point in the nation’s acknowledgment of, and accountability for, racial justice. Professor Margaret Burnham, director of the law school’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, spoke at this panel and told News@Northeastern, “This was a moment that affirms the humanity of Black people. The verdict restores a kind of moral balance ....”