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Opinion Piece


Sam Tracy

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The Maine Campus

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Abstract/ Summary

Protests are only supposed to be peaceful until your football team loses, then violence is free game. Protests are only allowed to be violent and chaotic until people of color have something to protest. Marginalized groups are given far less leeway for protests than their white neighbors. Only a minor part of institutionalized racism influences every aspect of black and brown life. In other words, it’s not just the criminal justice system and prisons, where the effects are most obvious, but in the media, education, economy and political system. It’s the invisible elephant in every room across the country.


Content captured from The Maine Campus website by by Kimberly Sawtelle, Library Specialist CLIII, on January 28, 2021.


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