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Justice For George Floyd & The Nationwide Protests Demanding Systemic Change

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Black Lives Matter protesters in Lansing, Michigan on Sunday.

  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on the nationwide massive uprisings over the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and economic injustice. There have been peaceful protests in over 140 cities, according to the New York Times.

University of Minnesota professor August Nimtz has taken part in anti-police brutality marches for more than four decades. In a recent piece, he writes, “For an African-American of my generation, I still marvel at the racially diverse composition of anti-police brutality protests today.” What will it take to see systemic change? 

Guests:

August H. Nimtz Jr., professor of political science and African and American studies at the University of Minnesota, and author of several books, including Lenin’s Electoral Strategy: The Ballot, the Streets — Or, Both

Dr. Adnan Ahmed, community psychiatrist and member of Doctors for Bernie

Web Resources: 

MinnPost, August H. Nimtz Jr.: It’s a big deal that the outrage expressed over George Floyd’s death was massive and multiracial 

The Atlantic, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: The American Nightmare 

The New York Times, Charles M. Blow: Destructive Power of Despair

The New York Times: Photos From the George Floyd Protests, City by City