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The May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by Minneapolis police sparked outrage and protests across the nation—and the movement shows no signs of abating. If anything, the demonstrations have intensified the longstanding desire for America to address chronic and systemic racial disparities.
Also needing to be addressed, is law enforcement’s accountability to communities of color. Those are issues we continue to have in our own backyard, as the family of a Tacoma man who died in police custody continues to search for answers.
In this special edition episode of Life on the Margins, hosts Marcus Harrison Green, Jini Palmer, and Enrique Cerna strike up an emotional conversation with Dr. Ben Danielson, pediatrician and medical director at Odessa Brown Clinic in Seattle’s Central District, about racism as a public health threat. They also hear from the family of Manuel Ellis, who are still searching for answers three months after his death in police custody. And Matt Chan has commentary on the relationship between the Asian and Black communities.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and The South Seattle Emerald