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On the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing, Debate About Race Reaches Across American Life

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2021
From The Center
race and racism, George Floyd death, police reform

A year after George Floyd was killed, Americans remain roiled by a broad and deep debate about race that is playing out in classrooms and boardrooms, in communities and at dinner tables and in sports, Hollywood and Washington, D.C.

The killing sparked millions of Americans to join protests last summer prompted by the widely circulated video showing Mr. Floyd, a Black man, pleading for his life while Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. Mr. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in April; three...

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