What’s Motivating Protests in the Midst of a Pandemic?

Even before George Floyd's death, the COVID-19 pandemic was already taking a disproportionate toll on the lives of black Americans

The protests seen over the weekend across the nation are about much more than George Floyd’s death. They come on the heels of two other high-profile killings of black Americans in recent weeks. Many say the United States is in the midst of a reckoning, while others fear the nation will fail to seize this moment on race and police relations. It all comes as we remain gripped by a pandemic that is disproportionately killing, infecting and disrupting the lives of black Americans.

Briana Vannozzi of NJTV News talks with Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

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