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The summer of 2020 was a summer of protest. The images were startling: Police wore riot gear, armed with batons and cans of pepper spray. Protesters sported bruises, pouring milk on each others’ faces. The anguished unrest that spread across the country may have made you feel uncomfortable and angry. But Kellie Carter-Jackson says that’s the point: Peaceful protest may not be able to spur the structural change so many people are seeking.
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