‘We Have Seen What Change Can Look Like’

Two years after the murder of George Floyd, political polarization has stalled a national bipartisan movement for reform even as state legislatures and the White House continue to make progress.

I co-authored a piece with my colleague, Walter Katz, on the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. We looked back over the past two years to assess what, if any, progress has been made in response to the historic civil rights uprising that followed his murder. Although this historic momentum hit blowback, and polarization is often portrayed in national media coverage, we can still see signposts of progress and paths to move ahead. In particular, we reflect on the Presidential executive order on policing and continued action at the state level from Louisiana to New Jersey.

Read the article in full here.

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