Category Archives: Death

Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

 KIM PARKER, JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ AND MONICA ANDERSON As demonstrations continue to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding … Continue reading

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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

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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…

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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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