We are once again in the midst of a national uprising over the police killing of an unarmed and handcuffed Black man. Whether peaceful or violent, the protestors have been called terrorists and thugs. They are told protests do not work and instructed to “be rationale,” “calm down” and “go home.” Yet, to the contrary, the history of this country reveals that protests have been the only way to effectuate transformative change in America.
Part of a 6-part series that will address recent and past incidents of police violence against African-Americans, as well as the roots of institutional racial violence, its contemporary manifestations and anti-racist protests.
If you are interested in attending this discussion series, please register here. Missouri Bar CLE credit is available.