“Superseded the pandemic”: Black Mississippians discuss protesting, the intersections of Black Lives Matter and existing health disparities

July 26, 2020, Daily Journal, Danny McArthur – Black Mississippians were already reeling from representing over 50 percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths when George Floyd, a Black man from Mineapolis, Minnesota, was killed on May 25 when a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes. The tragedy sparked a nationwide movement for Black Lives as each state protested, and thousands across Mississippi added their voices to the chorus with protests within their own regions. Black Mississippians who protested did so while knowing they were putting their lives at risk by doing so.

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