Root Causes Of Recent George Floyd Protests: A View From Minnesota

APTOPIX AMERICA PROTESTS MINNEAPOLIS
A protester reacts after being hit by pepper spray from police as their group of demonstrators are detained prior to arrest at a gas station on South Washington Street, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. John Minchillo / AP Photo
APTOPIX AMERICA PROTESTS MINNEAPOLIS
A protester reacts after being hit by pepper spray from police as their group of demonstrators are detained prior to arrest at a gas station on South Washington Street, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. John Minchillo / AP Photo

Root Causes Of Recent George Floyd Protests: A View From Minnesota

Global protests broke out over the weekend in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This week, we take a look at the “why” behind protests in various cities.

Reset check in with a Minnesota-based scholar to discuss some of the root causes and solutions.

GUEST: Duchess Harris, author and professor of American Studies at Macalester College.er latest essay is titled, "Move over Karen: Being an “Amy” will keep you out of Franklin Templeton and the White House."