Minneapolis burning: Protest, theology, the Black community and the bourgeoisie in the Black Lives Matter demonstrations

Sean Palmer, the director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center at UNC Wilmington talks about the conditions that led up to the George Floyd killing and demonstrations in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

A former Minneapolis resident, he talks about what made the Floyd demonstrations different from previous Black Lives Matter protests. Moreover, how did it ignited a nationwide and even, a global response. In our discussion, Palmer, a pastor at the oldest Black church in North Carolina talks about policing, police in protests, and those who continue to serve as gatekeepers for an agenda that has kept black people and people of color vulnerable and under-represented.

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