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Historian's View On Differing Police Response To Capitol Mob And Black Lives Matter Protesters

A Capitol Police officer watches supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Cheriss May/Getty Images)
A Capitol Police officer watches supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Cheriss May/Getty Images)

The insurrection on the U.S. Capitol was arguably one of the darkest days in our recent history. Many Americans have noted the remarkable difference in how pro-Trump extremists were treated by police on Wednesday compared to how Black Lives Matter protesters have been treated over the past year.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Ibram X. Kendi, an author and historian and founding director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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