SOCIAL ISSUES

What’s motivating protests in the midst of a pandemic

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

The protests seen over the weekend across the nation are about much more than George Floyd’s death. It comes on the heels of two other high-profile killings of black Americans in recent weeks. Many say the United States is in the midst of a reckoning, while others fear the nation will fail to seize this moment on race and police relations. It all comes as we remain gripped by a pandemic that is disproportionately killing, infecting and disrupting the lives of black Americans.

Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi talks with Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.