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These protests feel different because they’re shifting public opinion

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2020
From The Left
civil rights, George Floyd protests, race and racism, Defund the Police, Black Lives Matter

To sustain the current anti-racism movement, look to the past, says professor Megan Ming Francis.

When protests for black lives erupted across the country in May, the images were inspiring if not surprising: In big cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC, protesters filled massive boulevards for miles in the middle of a pandemic. Meanwhile, in small, mostly white towns across the country, hundreds of people gathered to chant “Black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace” in the middle of the day. It felt like a moment...

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