America

Racial violence in the US: A never-ending story?

Issued on: 10/06/2020 – 19:17Modified: 10/06/2020 – 19:19

This week, Inside the Americas focuses on the conversation George Floyd's death while in police custody has ignited in the United States. The 46-year-old unarmed African American was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Footage of Floyd's death sparked protests around the world calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.

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First, we take a look back at the history of racial violence in the United States. The abolition of slavery brought about a fundamental shift in the country, but it failed to leave everyone on an equal footing.

George Floyd's death has sparked protests across the US, with a tragic incident once again shining a spotlight on the criminal justice system and systemic racism inside law enforcement. Activists out Read More – Source

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