What 2021 is Showing us about Black Lives Mattering

More than a year after the pivotal moment where millions of Americans witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of those charged with the responsibility to serve and protect — and about two weeks after the salutary news that his killer would pay with a 22.5 year prison sentence — it seems like a good moment to assess what progress, if any, has been made in the social and professional advancement of Black Americans, writes Richard J. Reddick. Unfortunately (but not perhaps unsurprisingly) there are lately troubling new examples that that progress is haltingly slow, he says.

Three news-making events — in the worlds of academia, sports journalism and public policy — speak to the ubiquity of Black Americans having to constantly strive for dignity and respect in predominantly White spaces, the writer concludes.

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