The Vital Shift from “Idiosyncratic” to “Systemic”

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Troy Duster, campanile

In this essay, Troy Duster, Chancellor’s Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change (the precursor to ISSI), links changing perceptions of police violence and health disparities in Covid-19. He suggests that both problems are now perceived as systemic, which opens the door to specific reforms which can promote racial justice.

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