Tag Archives: George Floyd

Contemplating cruelty

I haven’t been able to watch much of the trial. After I saw a man weep on the witness stand, I turned the TV off. Chauvin’s icy sadism, indelibly recorded on that terrible video, twisted my insides. (As a former … Continue reading

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How do you transform a protest into a riot?

The New York Police Department gave us a vivid demonstration during the peaceful protests over the murder of George Floyd. Here’s how you do it: An Unprepared N.Y.P.D. Badly Mishandled Floyd Protests, Watchdog Says “I look back with remorse,” Mayor … Continue reading

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One of the heavy burdens of being a football fan

…during protests against institutional racism is that mostly male, mostly white fellow football fans are racists. Maybe this is why most institutional liberals like me — white and female — aren’t football fans. In any case, and for many reasons, … Continue reading

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