University Vice Chancellor Claims Rittenhouse Verdict A ‘Chilling Message’: Black Lives Don’t Matter

University Vice Chancellor Claims Rittenhouse Verdict A ‘Chilling Message’: Black Lives Don’t Matter


The vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) claimed in a campus email that the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial conveyed a message that “Neither Black lives nor those of their allies’ matter.”

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted last week of felony charges stemming from a riot in August last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during which he fatally shot two men and wounded a third in self-defense. Rittenhouse said he was at the riot to protect local businesses from rioters as well as administer first aid to those who needed it.

Violent and chaotic riots broke out in Kenosha over the lawful shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man. Blake had ignored police orders and was reaching into the driver’s seat

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