Saturday, May 30, 2020

Trevor Noah on the “Dominoes of Racial Injustice”

Last night The Daily Show's Trevor Noah shared some profound thoughts on recent events in the U.S., events that center on three people who have been part of incidences that Noah calls “dominos of racial injustice”: Amy Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.

Noah insightfully illustrates how the injustice and violence inherent to these incidences puts a spotlight on how the “contract” between society and black Americans has been broken time and time again.

Related Off-site Links:
Trevor Noah: “Police In America Are Looting Black Bodies” – Lee Moran (The Huffington Post, May 30, 2020).
Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide – Matthew Dessem (Slate, May 31, 2020).
From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on “Racist Terror” Facing Black People in AmericaDemocracy Now! (May 27, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
“I Can't Breathe”: The Murder of George Floyd
Something to Think About – May 28, 2020
Honoring George Floyd
Rallying in Solidarity with Eric Garner and Other Victims of Police Brutality
In Minneapolis, Rallying in Solidarity with Black Lives in Baltimore
“Say Her Name” Solidarity Action
“We Are All One” – #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation
Quote of the Day – March 31, 2016
“This Doesn't Happen to White People”
Remembering Philando Castile and Demanding Abolition of the System That Targets and Kills People of Color
Sweet Darkness
Photo of the Day, 5/3/2015: “Black Is Sacred”
“And Still We Rise!” – Mayday 2015
“And Still We Rise!” – Mayday 2015 (Part II)
Something to Think About – March 25, 2016

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