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Justice Is Not White Folks’ Possession to Give

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You might look at the way some of these cops are going after nonviolent protesters, and think it’s a one-of-a-kind horror. Princeton Prof. Eddie Glaude has a different perspective: “I was looking at the aggression, I was looking at the contempt and the insult, and the first thing I thought was, ‘this is the way in which black communities are often policed.’”

Episode 13 of The New Abnormal, The Daily Beast’s podcast for a world gone off the rails, is filled with hard truths.

Co-host Molly Jong-Fast asks if he’s got a message for white liberals in this moment. “It’s not about white liberals giving black folks something,” he answers. “It’s not about a kind of charitable gesture, right? Justice is not white folks’ possession to give to anyone.”

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