Over the past two weeks, we have seen protests across the nation to call out the systemic racism in policing and the cyclical injustices faced by Black Americans for over 400 years in this country. In many cities, these protests have been met with wildly disproportionate and often outright violent reactions from police. Generation Progress guest hosts Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock spoke with Dr. Theodore R. Johnson, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the roots of systemic racism and why this moment in particular feels so significant for the country.

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