The 21st Show

America Has A History Of Inequality When It Comes To Protests

 
Protestors kneel at the intersection of Vine and Main streets in Urbana to show solidarity with George Floyd

Protestors kneel at the intersection of Vine and Main streets in Urbana to show solidarity with George Floyd Alejandra Pires

Editor’s Note: this segment first aired on The 21st in March 2019.

Sunshine Clemons, president of the Springfield chapter of Black Lives Matter, discusses the weekend's solidarity procession in honor of George Floyd and against police violence. And Northwestern University professor Alvin Tillery talks about how protests dismantling power structures, how political leaders are framing the protests this week, and how he has been handling his emotions regarding another police murder of a black man. 

Guests: 

Sunshine Clemons, President, Black Lives Matter Springfield 

Alvin Tillery, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, Northwestern University

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi.

 

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