America is at its breaking point and white women still won’t stop frivolously calling police on black people
Americans of all stripes are taking to the streets to protest the unjust killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police — and the larger issues of police brutality and institutional racism in our society. The vast majority of Americans support these protests.
Six days after the terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush did something no American president had ever done before. He visited a mosque.
If you have awakened from a comfortable sleep wondering how we as a nation got here, it is clearly time for deeper reflection. With the video documenting George Floyd’s death after more than eight minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, the veil has at least for now been lifted from the plague of police violence that too many Americans still deny.
Editor’s note: Seventh-graders at Hilo Intermediate School wanted to publicly thank essential workers on the Big Island and beyond. These are some of the students’ open letters to essential workers. The newspaper will publish more of them next Wednesday.
Stop the street madness, New York and other cities.
Working from home and online learning have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered offices and schools. What has also become clear, unfortunately, is that millions of Americans are at an extreme disadvantage caused by limited internet access in their communities.