Black Lives Matter protest in New York / credit: @invisiblynyc

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“This is America”, a podcast from the daily La Croix in partnership with French Morning and the Alliance-Columbia University program

Every Friday from September 4 until the presidential election on French Morning and La Croix

George Floyd’s name will be remembered for a long time in the United States. The death of the African American from Minneapolis, killed in late May by a white police officer who knelt on his neck, has sparked an unprecedented wave of protests against police violence and systemic racism. Since then, the anger has not subsided. Other names (Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, Daniel Prude in New York State…) have been added to the long list of black police victims.

These tragedies revealed the deep sense of injustice felt by the African-American community, whose daily lives are still affected by the racist legacy of the slave era. What does it mean to be Black American in 2020? How to understand the mobilization of white Americans in anti-racist demonstrations? Where is this difficult conversation about race relations in the United States? To talk about it, “This is America” receives Claude Grunitzky. This journalist-entrepreneur-successful intellectual, champion of the concept of “transculturalism”, is the founder of TRUE Africa, a site dedicated to African youth. He lives in New York. He was interviewed by Alexis Buisson, journalist for French Morning and correspondent for La Croix in New York.

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“This is America”, a podcast from the daily La Croix in partnership with French Morning and the Alliance-Columbia University program

Every Friday from September 4 until the presidential election on French Morning and La Croix

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