How Did We Get Here? A History Of Policing Black Bodies

Why has policing in America taken the shape it has today?

APTOPIX MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH PROTEST CHICAGO
Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS
APTOPIX MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH PROTEST CHICAGO
Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS

How Did We Get Here? A History Of Policing Black Bodies

Why has policing in America taken the shape it has today?

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked outrage and protests across the country, with advocates calling for police reform and systemic change.

Reset talks with a University of Michigan sociologist who specializes in both the historical and contemporary black male experience within U.S. law enforcement systems.

GUEST: Alford Young Jr., professor of sociology and associate director of the Center for Social Solutions at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor