Harris Comments on the Chauvin Trial for UK's The Independent
According to Duchess Harris, a professor of American studies at Macalester College in nearby St Paul, Minnesota, a conviction will not change the entire system, but it does set an example in future cases, while the trial process itself was unprecedented, too.
“I think that it will set legal precedent,” she said. “It’s going to have a different impact in the world of law than it would in society.”
In the bigger picture, she says, the trial started new conversations among the numerous people watching it in the community and around the country.