For many black Americans, this moment feels like a crisis within a crisis within a crisis.
It’s not just George Floyd’s killing by police. Or the deaths of EMT Breonna Taylor and jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Or the demeaning of birdwatcher Christian Cooper and journalist Omar Jimenez. Or the coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate harm to black Americans. It’s that it’s all happening at once.
“Everybody’s world got made smaller by coronavirus,” said Brittany Packnett Cunningham, co-founder of Campaign Zero. “But when you’re black, your whole world got a lot smaller.”
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