The death of George Floyd and the Covid-19 crisis offer a glimpse into our future

June 7, 2020

 

“The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered ‘summer’ for most people. For Black people, this is when the Amy Coopers of the world show up in the park and Black men like George Floyd can't breathe. The disregard for Black Lives was terrible before Covid-19.”

 

The prescient words of Macalester College professor and award-winning author Miriam “Duchess” Harris are a reminder that fun will be a reward for what potentially will be one of the hottest summers of restrictions and racial discord African Americans in the Twin Cities will have ever experienced. Social distancing in the midst of social and societal discord...

 

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