Episode 80 – When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression

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No single case in modern American history shows just how hard justice is to come by for Black families impacted by police violence than the brutal public lynching of Eric Garner. Yesterday, the officer responsible for this murder was fired, which isn’t justice. It’s barely even in the ballpark of justice. Still, police unions are furious, white police officers all over the department are outraged, and donors have now given over $100,000 to support the officer who murdered Eric Garner. I think it’s all a metaphor for exactly where we are as a country right now.

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This is Shaun King and you are listening to (The Breakdown)!

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Over 5 years ago, on July 17, 2014, on a hot summer day in Staten Island, in New York, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo brutally murdered Eric Garner, a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather — and did so in…

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