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Eugene Goodman Is Our Accidental Captain America

The Capitol police officer shouldn’t have almost lost his life to be honored

Photo illustration; image sources: Pool, Tayfun Coskun/Getty Images, “Captain America: The First Avenger”/Marvel Entertainment

Eugene Goodman saved America. That’s not an exaggeration.

The Capitol Hill officer put his life on the line by weaponizing a White mob’s racism against them. He knew that his Blackness would be the only thing White supremacists…

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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us