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Americans coming together in such large numbers is a reassertion of the ultimate power of the people, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Carlton Washington discuss what change is being sought, and what change should be sought, by the people (01:34), the defund the police theme that has picked up steam in recent weeks (12:15), how some public figures and institutions have publicly (and apparently genuinely) changed their tune on the urgency of fighting for justice and equality (30:26), and what appears to be a massive turn away from divisiveness and towards coming together to address societal issues (43:20).

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SHOW NOTES

The protests are growing larger, calmer, and more community-oriented

https://www.vox.com/2020/6/7/21283014/protests-george-floyd-cities-across-world-larger 

 

Chris Hayes on how police treat black Americans like colonial subjects

https://www.vox.com/2020/6/3/21278280/chris-hayes-george-floyd-protests-criminal-justice-police-violence

 

What does 'defund the police' mean? The rallying cry sweeping the US – explained

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean

 

 

A Florida police officer pushed a kneeling protester to the ground. Then his black colleague stepped in

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/florida-police-shoves-protester-suspended-trnd/index.html

 

 

2 Buffalo Police Officers Charged in Shoving of 75-Year-Old Demonstrator

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/nyregion/Buffalo-police-charged.html

 

 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says it's up to white people to call out racism, 'no matter what the consequences'

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29274781/spurs-coach-gregg-popovich-says-white-people-call-racism-no-matter-consequences

 

 

President Trump forced Drew Brees to pick a side, and he did

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/05/president-trump-forced-drew-brees-to-pick-a-side-and-he-did/

 

 

Brittany Brees: We are the problem, we are sorry

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/07/brittany-brees-we-are-the-problem-we-are-sorry/

 

 

NFL Players video to NFL

https://twitter.com/saquon/status/1268709246683799553

 

 

NFL Commish Response to NFL Players

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1269034074552721408

 

 

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