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Convicted ex-cop Derek Chauvin seemed genuinely stunned to learn he actually will be held responsible for the murder of a Black man

Protesters hold their fists in the air at a rally in downtown Minneapolis near the courthouse calling for justice for George Floyd after closing arguments in the Chauvin trial on April 19, 2021. Photo: Getty Images

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts and the nation is stunned

Rev. Al Sharpton says a prayer as he is joined by the family of George Floyd outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 19, 2021, in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Giving the police the benefit of the doubt undermines the victims

Naisha Wright, Daunte Wright’s aunt, with members of George Floyd’s family. Photo: Stephen Maturen / Getty Images


Your weekly dose of racist news to know

Activists shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. It’s a highway that was constructed right smack dab in the middle of a prosperous Black-owned business and homeowner district.

This week in racism

Also, turns out race-based hostility can happen when working remotely

People from Haiti and others who are seeking asylum in the United States sit and sleep outside the El Chaparral border crossing on February 19, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

We thought we could save people’s lives with the manna to be found in books — and they only got better over time

How we frame a trial sets the stage for expectations

A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Keep Close Watch

Stop explaining away Black people’s justified skepticism of vaccines

Security workers in front of the MedMen marijuana dispensary on March 23, 2021 in Evanston, Illinois. The City Council of Evanston voted to approve a plan to make reparations available to Black residents due to past discrimination. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Let’s Unpack This

A weed tax provides up to $10 million in payments

Photo: Catherine McQueen/Getty Images

Here’s how Nsé Ufot and the New Georgia Project are fighting the state GOPs’ latest attempt to suppress Black and Brown voters

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