Matter and Energy
America's protests against police violence are continuing, and each time the tone starts to shift from rage to determination, another new overreaction by police only underlines the protesters’ point.
Civics 101: Civic Action: Protest (Podcast, 25 min + transcript)
What is protest, constitutionally? Historically? What is protected, and what is not?
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
White people carry an invisible collection of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks."Say Their Names" by Kadir Nelson is the cover of this week's New Yorker. Read this closeup examination, in which the murder of George Floyd embodies the history of violence inflicted upon black people in America.
Medium: Climate Activists: Here’s Why Your Work Depends on Ending Police Violence by Dany Sigwalt
If Black folks, Indigenous folks, and other folks of color are shot on our way to joining the climate movement, what’s the point?
Scalawag Magazine: Black lives matter—so should their votes by Mac McCann (from 2015)
The Electoral College was balanced to empower slave states in the 18th century—and it continues to disempower Black voters today.
NPR: Voting And Elections Divide Republicans And Democrats Like Little Else by Philip Ewing
Republicans are likely to argue that casting a vote is a privilege of citizenship, while Democrats are more likely to see voting as a right.
Just for fun:
Are we done yet?
Scenes from protests Karen McCann attended in Mill Valley and San Anselmo, California.
"Say Their Names" by Kadir Nelson is the cover of this week's New Yorker. Read this closeup examination, in which the murder of George Floyd embodies the history of violence inflicted upon black people in America.
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