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It’s time to break the cycle

Protests continue to erupt across the U.S. over Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black father who was shot in the back by police, seven times, in front of his children. To understand why the justified unrest is far from over, check out some of the perspectives we’ve been reading on Medium this past week:

Joshua Dairen writes that wearing a badge doesn’t give anyone moral authority:

Brianna Holt sees complacent, unbothered friends for who they really are:

David Valdes contrasts the shooting of Jacob Blake with another, far less publicized police encounter:

Ameer Hasan Loggins, Ph.D unpacks the term “soft target,” and how police treat Black women:

Jared L. Holt reports on how conservative media are politicizing the protests in Kenosha:

Murray Littlepage lists six specific ways to help break this cycle:

For ongoing coverage, head to our sister blog Momentum.

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