More than 100 UT Southwestern Medical Center students, employees, faculty, researchers and leaders knelt together in silence and solidarity at noon Friday on McDermott Plaza as part of a national White Coats for Black Lives event against racism and inequity. Supporters took a knee in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on the neck of George Floyd, whose death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and injustice. Many off campus joined a simultaneous virtual online event.
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