Impact Of Racial Trauma In Pandemic On Mental Health
Also, a deep dive into the police use of so-called non-lethal weapons during protests in Minneapolis.
Racial Trauma Effects On Mental Health: How To Cope At Work
Returning to “normal” life amid Covid, like going back to the office or school, will not be business as usual. In addition to living through a pandemic that has killed more than 570,000 people in the United States, Black, Indigenous and people of color have experienced immense racial trauma in the past year, from the murder of George Floyd exactly one year ago on May 25, 2020, to the Atlanta spa shooting in March. (Stieg, 5/25)
Minneapolis Police Injured Protesters With Rubber Bullets. The City Has Taken Little Action
As police in riot gear approached the demonstrators, Soren Stevenson raised his hands like scores of others and called out, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Suddenly, tear gas canisters and rubber bullets rained down. The demonstrators had gathered for a sixth straight day to decry Minneapolis police officers’ use-of-force practices after the slaying of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd. On May 31, 2020, the protesters were under fire. (Wagner, 5/26)