Category Archives: Death

America’s death gap

 David Leonhardt of the New York Times – Here’s a jarring thought experiment: If the United States had done merely an average job of fighting the coronavirus — if the U.S. accounted for the same share of virus deaths as … Continue reading

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Leaked: New Footage Of George Floyd Murder Filmed By Police Body Cam

John Hanson in the Political Insider – Friends of Floyd say having a gun pointed at his head was emotionally disturbing because he had a gun aimed at him in the past The UK Daily Mail has published leaked footage … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Controversial, Death, police, Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

On Death and Dying … and One Extremely Long Text Exchange

Sloane Crosley in Vanity Fair – For years the writer and an old friend sent each other the names of famous people who had just died. It felt like a game—until it didn’t. Continue…

Posted in Coronavirus, Death, Racism, United States

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time Is Different

Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker – 2013: The community organizers Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, and Alicia Garza started the Black Lives Matter movement. What began as a hashtag in response to Trayvon Martin’s death became a nationwide phenomenon, with … Continue reading

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Why we can’t stop thinking about George Floyd’s neck

Soraya Nadia McDonald of The Undefeated – At the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, a key part of the experience involves making oneself vulnerable. To read the names of each victim of lynching inscribed on the … Continue reading

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