Keeping it Real: Riverside, Black Youth and Policing

Keeping it Real: Riverside, Black Youth and Policing

S. E. Williams | BVN Executive Editor

“Life is a hurricane, and we board up to save what we can and bow low to the earth to crouch in that small space above the dirt where the wind will not reach. . . We raise children and tell them other things about who they can be and what they are worth: to us, everything. . . We survive. . .”

Jesmyn Ward

May 25 marks one year since the barbaric killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police;  365 days later, the nation still struggles to acknowledge and own the horror of his death.

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