Justice and the Virus: Racial Patterns [audio]   [open html - 0B]

From the Webpage: "'No more black blood in these streets!' That was among the chants at a march denouncing racist police violence in Brooklyn this week, one of countless such protests taking place across the country. The death of George Floyd--handcuffed, on the ground, while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for close to nine minutes--has triggered a wave of long-held anger and revulsion. Floyd's death comes in the midst of a pandemic made worse by the same racism that took his life. Vincent Southerland compares the brazen, public manner in which Floyd was killed to a lynching. Southerland is the executive director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at New York University. 'Racism is a shapeshifter,' Southerland tells New Thinking host Matt Watkins, noting it can 'mutate like a disease.' As that centuries-old disease combines with the novel coronavirus, Southerland considers what effect COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], and the reaction to police violence, might have on the deep racial patterns of the justice system." The duration of podcast is 20 minutes and 9 seconds.

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