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George Floyd deserves a different kind of justice

Protesters march down a street in Minneapolis as they protest and demand justice for George Floyd during the first day of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin over the killing of George Floyd after the jury was selected in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on March 29, 2021. Photo: Christopher Mark Juhn/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


Black people: As the trial unfolds, hold tight to your self-care and sanity

Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
A woman walks near the makeshift memorial of George Floyd on March 10, 2021. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images


I’m Asian American, and I want to give people the benefit of the doubt. But at what cost?

A photo taken by the writer of a protest in Idaho for Black Lives Matter.
A photo taken by the writer of a protest in Idaho for Black Lives Matter.
Photos courtesy of the author.


Monitor

The promise of American carnage has arrived

Federal officers in camoflague walk amidst tear gas while quelling protestors in Portland.
Federal officers in camoflague walk amidst tear gas while quelling protestors in Portland.
Federal officers operate amid tear gas while clearing the street in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” — Author unknown


Relentless grinding will eventually wear you out. Be strategic, but take a nap.

Close-up shot of healthy young woman meditating outdoors with her eyes closed.
Close-up shot of healthy young woman meditating outdoors with her eyes closed.
Photo: NickyLloyd/Getty Images


Bringing my 13- and 15-year-olds to a Birmingham march was absolutely the right thing to do

A young Black girl sits on the ground with a bright blue sign that says “Black Kids Matter.”
A young Black girl sits on the ground with a bright blue sign that says “Black Kids Matter.”
Demonstrators gather at the Navy Memorial to support Black Lives Matter during the Black Mamas March a protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd on June 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images


A black and white photo of a young Black boy wearing a face mask at a protest in LA.
A black and white photo of a young Black boy wearing a face mask at a protest in LA.
Protesters demand justice for George Floyd and others killed in officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles on May 27, 2020. Photos: Alexis Hunley

This isn’t just my job. This is personal.


How am I supposed to navigate the professional world in the middle of a race war?

“No Justice No Peace” message projected onto the City Hall building after a group of Black Lives Matter protestors congregated on June 24, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


Here’s what changed my mind

A conceptual portrait of a black woman with glitter on her face, with her face slightly blurred/double exposed.
A conceptual portrait of a black woman with glitter on her face, with her face slightly blurred/double exposed.
Photo: Mads Perch/Getty Images


What happened in Minneapolis is a political and emotional expression of trauma in response to generations of Black suffering

A dark nighttime photo of a protestor holding up a sign with police lights in the background.
A dark nighttime photo of a protestor holding up a sign with police lights in the background.
A protester holds up a placard in front of police officers near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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