On this week’s episode: How the world may see more protests as lockdowns lift.
The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police sparked an unprecedented response, and over the past three weeks people have taken to the streets across the United States in outrage at what many have decried as a pandemic of racism.
On today’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon look at the relationship between the pandemic and protests in the United States and around the world. They’re joined by Margaret Burnham, the director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University, and Roudabeh Kishi, the director of research with the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.
“America Begins to See More Clearly Now What Its Black Citizens Always Knew,” The National Review
“Why Minneapolis Was the Breaking Point,” The Atlantic
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