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Opinion: A Juneteenth revival: We Must End Economic Violence, Too

Following the brutal murder of George Floyd on May 25, protests against police brutality further uncovered the systemic police violence that occurs within and across American communities. At the same time, we are witness to an ongoing global pandemic that is disproportionately harming and killing black people.

Polling shows that from late May to early June, Americans’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement “increased by nearly as much as it had over the previous two years.” We are seeing a multiracial, intersectional movement that is growing in people power, scope, and impact.

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