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Music for Social Justice Videos Against Racism by Michigan State University

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The College of Music at Michigan State University (MSU)  has decided to release a video series of nine episodes titled Music for Social Justice to give solidarity to the anti-racist movement gaining movement following the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. The premiere video will be released on August 12 and features University Distinguished Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies Rodney Whitaker. New performances will then be released every other week through early December. Videos will be posted on the college website and shared via social media. 
"The most important discussion that we need to have is that all people deserve to be free. The discussion has to be about equality, freedom and justice. This video series is important for the College of Music primarily because it makes a statement that we’re committed to equality and freedom for all, and that Black Lives Matter," said Whitaker, who also facilitates the college’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. “I think that it is important during these times that we enlist allies because how things have always changed in America is when people stand together, not black against white, but black and white against racial injustice and inequality."