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Sunday, July 12, 2020

There have been more than 3,300 racial justice protests nationwide since late May, including hundreds in sparsely populated communities ... [It's] noted that many of the small-town protesters of George Floyd's death were white, a phenomenon ... partially explained by the growing diversity of their neighbors. (M)inorities make up nearly half of the under-30 population nationwide compared to just 27 percent of the over-55 population, signaling that the United States is on the brink of seismic changes in culture, politics and values.

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Fort Dodge, Iowa - Jayden Johnson was 8 years old the first time someone hurled a racial slur at her, a biracial girl frolicking on a playground in this overwhelmingly white town. She was about 15 years old when a Family Dollar clerk wrongly assumed her black father was on welfare. And she's been pulled over by police several times when in cars with black friends but rarely when with white friends, she says.

Those memories were swirling in Johnson's mind as she read about George Floyd's death in Minneapolis several weeks ago. She pulled out her phone and opened Snapchat. "Everybody meet at the square at 8 p.m.," wrote Johnson, 19. "Be there or be square."

As people arrived at the downtown park, Johnson was astonished by the turnout. Instead of the 15 people she expected, about 100 teenagers and young adults " African American, Latino, white and mixed race " gathered to march through this farming and factory town of 25,000 residents.

"Let's get justice," Johnson recalls saying as the group began the first public protest that anyone in town can remember. "I saw people who looked like me and didn't look like me, and I started thinking, Something really is different now,'" Johnson said.

The number of young people of color living in the Midwest has surged over the past decade, as the older white population has nearly stalled. Forty percent of the nation's counties are experiencing such demographic transformations " a phenomenon fueling the Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the country and forced racial reckonings in communities, colleges and corporations nationwide.

The horse has left the barn and it ain't coming back... ever.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-11 07:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

... signaling that the United States is on the brink of seismic changes in culture ...

Perhaps that is exactly what the Fox News crowd is so concerned with.

They have become so accustomed to their throne that they have issues with a new populace, one that better represents America, dethroning them.

Fortunately for them, in the longer term, the new populace does not seem to be as vengeful as they have been.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 09:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's only 15 protesters. Soon to be zero.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-12 11:25 AM | Reply

#2 White Fragility... i'm losing friends in sw fl ... at a good clip now.
not going to spend my last 2 decades trying to educate the unwilling.
their comfortable residing in ignorance, not inowing their own heritages... afraid of losing their granted 'whiteness' privileges.
eg,
www.nytimes.com

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2020-07-12 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

they're, oops

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2020-07-12 04:56 PM | Reply

everyone is screaming "institutional racism", but The Left controls every major institution in America, Mainstream Media, academia, administrative government, Hollywood, big tech... so, if "institutional racism" really does exist, whose fault would that be?

#6 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-07-13 01:34 PM | Reply

"The Left controls every major institution in America"

Could you be any more white and fragile?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-13 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"so, if "institutional racism" really does exist"

Does it really exist, or not?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-13 01:53 PM | Reply

That's one good thing about the George Floyd unrest, the confederate flag and statue issues, and the pandemic: it has exposed Trump and his followers as a vocal minority that shrinks every day. Bye bye, dinosaurs!

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2020-07-13 04:14 PM | Reply

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