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On George Floyd, Donald Trump, and Social Progress

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/on-george-floyd-donald-trump-and-social-progress-jttg-june-2020] A number of people have asked about my thoughts on the George Floyd situation, so I’ll explore that below.

Freddie Gray, Dirty Cops, and The Problem With (Peaceful) Protests

The Police, the government, the city: they all play a role. The responses to the incident are a detriment to Baltimore. Not just the looting and destruction by the criminal element: The non-violent protests are a problem as well. I’ll explain below:

What We Learned From Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Ferguson (Part 2)

  In Part 1, we covered the impact of the Ferguson saga on community organizing, race relations, and police vigilance. The following are more excerpts from that conversation, with a focus on what political activists can learn from these events. My commentary follows each blocked quote. Let’s continue:

What We Learned From Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Ferguson (Part 1)

  I enjoy discussions with friends. Last week, I had a conversation with friends about Ferguson, MO and the aftermath of the Darren Wilson decision. Yahoo story on Ferguson: https://news.yahoo.com/mayor-vows-rebuild-riot-torn-us-town-ferguson-200210678.html We explored police misconduct, misguided protests, and suggestions for how blacks (and America at large) can move forward. This article will not focus on whether officer …

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