The most noteworthy thing about the recent protests is how much they have actually accomplished. The protesters — the reasonable ones, at least — have won. Many don’t seem to realize it, but we are discussing race and racism like never before. Even for those of us who do not think America is institutionally racist, the current debate has caused a new level of analysis and reflection. I’ve had more people tell me they have changed their views on issues like Confederate names than ever before. The reality is that a country founded on the principle that “all men are created equal” should be held to a higher standard. It’s a standard we have not always met. (RELATED: These Politicians Used To Be Proud Of America, What Changed?) … [Read more...] about PATEL: Is America Good?
Racism and police brutality
White House officials contrasted the weekend’s successful, peaceful protests with those from the weekend prior, which injured roughly 60 United States Secret Service agents and 40 National Park Police officers. In total, the White House estimates that more than 700 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers have been injured by violence stemming from the protests. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s National Guard ‘Surge’ Allowed George Floyd Protesters To ‘Demonstrate Safely,’ White House Says
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