June 2, 2020
Protests in California
A national conversation about racial injustice

The death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests have ignited a national conversation about racial injustice, a topic all too familiar to even the most esteemed public figures. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers recalled his own bouts with racism, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said people are being pushed to the edge. It can be especially gut-wrenching for black journalists covering the events, writes columnist LZ Granderson.

That these violent uprisings and peaceful protests are happening all over California speaks to something black people know well and others ignore.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s long silence came when a reporter asked him to comment on Trump’s threat to use the armed forces to quell violence.
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