The country is jolted by the death of George Floyd, and by nation-wide demonstrations against police brutality that sometimes turned violent. How did we get to this point? What should be done to make law enforcement and society more just?
David Collins -- Columnist for The Day in New London (@DavidCollinsct)
Bilal Sekou -- Associate Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Hartford (@bilalsekou)
Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)
Some reading suggestions for people trying to understand all of this:
1. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields
2. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
3. Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Ransby
4. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
5. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
6. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
8. Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler
9. Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp
10. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
11. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
List courtesy of Professor Bilal Sekou.
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