When it seems overwhelming to face the depths of racial injustice in our country, I remember the BIPOC people we know were killed for slight provocation by white police and vigilante white civilians in just the past year. We know that many of these deaths occurred because people took cell phone videos, and because news organizations legally fought for the release of police body cam footage. We can see it for ourselves. We can’t keep looking away.
See “Three Words. 70 Cases. The tragic history of ‘I Can’t Breathe,’” published 8/29/20 by the New York Times.