Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People.

The New York Times
Opinion piece written by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. She writes, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, “This simultaneous collapse of politics and governance has forced people to take to the streets — to the detriment of their health and the health of others — to demand the most basic necessities of life, including the right to be free of police harassment or murder.”
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