As fires rage and cities burn across America, we find ourselves at a crossroads. In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, protests against racism and police brutality have ensued in some of our major cities. At the same time, rioting and looting has broken out, and has often been spurred not by the residents of these cities but by outside agitators. All of which begs the question: How does one go about pursuing justice?
To help us answer this question, we’ll study the lessons of the hit Disney film and cultural phenomenon, Black Panther. Both the hero (T’Challa) and the villain (Killmonger) represent two opposing philosophies and modes of being that are in conflict with each other right now in America. By probing the difference between the two, we’ll discover how to take the principles and vision of Wakanda and make them our own, with liberty and justice for all.
THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP
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WATCH: Police officers in Flint, Michigan took off their helmets, laid down their batons, and marched in solidarity with protestors to honor the memory of George Floyd and push for police reform.
WATCH: In Shreveport, LA, a police officer consoled a crying protestor and reassured him that they were there to protect him, not to harm him.
WATCH: A low-income housing unit in Minneapolis put out a call for food donations and was overwhelmed with the response from the public.
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