Report from Minneapolis: Making Sense of the Riots Over George Floyd’s Death

My city is on fire today. This is day four of the riots in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. And everyone around me is saying, “I’m angry too, but why destroy your own community? It doesn’t make sense.”

But is there another way to look at it? In this episode, I share first-hand reports of the riots as well as experiences of income disparity in local schools. By looking behind the violence to the roots of disadvantage, can we turn confusion into empathy?

References

Andone, Dakin. “Surveillance Video Does Not Support Police Claims That George Floyd Resisted Arrest.” CNN. 2020, May 29. Retrieved May 30, 2020, from: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/video-george-floyd-contradict-resist-trnd/index.html

Gregory, Matt. 2020, Jun 4. “This Department’s Approach to Stopping Racism Could Be a Blueprint for America.” WUSA9. Retrieved from: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/protests/stopping-systemic-racism-in-police-departments-protests/65-c8f377a4-c2d4-4659-86e0-3fd13ec3dbc2?fbclid=IwAR3buJgz8KYlbyqc5_XjAMWMfjcz8Yrx–aebHeFONIYX1bsYtpAVe5ECZQ

Image Credits

US Flag – Wikipedia

Fire – Pixabay

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