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A hope for more empathy

Race Issues | Journalism can topple barriers to empathy
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/12/20, 04:57 pm

Two years ago, I asked a black pastor from Harlem what I can do as a Christian journalist to better report on racial issues for WORLD. At the time, as I am now, I felt frustrated at the divisions within the American church over racial injustice, systematic racism, or even the basic concepts of “racism” and “race.” 

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Local failure, national tragedy

Race Issues | Broad-brush solutions to social problems are worse than futile
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 6/11/20, 02:00 pm

On the night of May 28, while the city of Minneapolis was on fire, Dawn Frederick noticed that looters had broken into a gas station on her block. Understandably, she called the police. Unfortunately, she tweeted about calling the police.

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George Floyd’s brother speaks to Congress

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/10/20, 05:06 pm

WASHINGTON—As Congress considers the Justice in Policing Act, which would make sweeping changes to police prosecution and accountability, Philonise Floyd pleaded with them to “stop the pain.” Floyd, whose brother George died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, testified along with other African Americans before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs,” he said. “Do the right thing.”

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