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Black Memphis police spark dialogue on systemic racism in the U.S.

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2023
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Violence in America, Memphis, Tyre Nichols, Police Brutality, Racism, Systemic Racism
Brandon Dill/The Washington Post/The Washington Post

For the mother of Tyre Nichols, the fact that five Memphis police officers charged with beating her son are also Black has compounded her sorrow as she tries to cope with his violent death at age 29.

“It makes it even harder to swallow,” RowVaughn Wells said in an interview last week, “because they are Black and they know what we have to go through.”

The race of the five officers charged in the Nichols killing has prompted a complex grappling among Black activists and advocates for police reform about the pervasiveness of institutional racism in...

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