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Racism in America is not the exception – it’s the norm

When a black CNN reporter was arrested live on air last week while covering the protests in Minneapolis, it was met with a denunciation that something like this could happen in the US.

It was “a sign of American disintegration”, wrote the Washington Post. The head of civil liberties groupPEN America called it a “dystopian spectacle”. 

On social media, the accompanying indignation to his arrest was that: “This is America, arresting journalists for doing their job doesn’t happen here.” But the list of things that don’t supposedly happen in America continues to grow. Read more…