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  • Writer's pictureKeneshia N. Grant, Ph.D.

'Perfect storm' of civil unrest following George Floyd's death unique, effective, experts say

Updated: Jun 23, 2020

Story by Rick Jervis of USA TODAY

“America does not have a leader to bring people together,” Grant said. “We didn’t get a tweet that told everyone to Kumbaya and hold hands. We got a tweet about looting and shooting.”

Grant, the Howard University political scientist, said the protests won’t work without widespread multicultural support. “White people have to figure out why they’re afraid of black people,” she said, “why they’re not appalled by these killings.”

She added: “Black people have been trying to do something for 400 years: Assert their humanity. And it hasn’t worked.”

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