Disrupted Most of us entered 2020 assuming that the decennial Census, an impeachment trial, and the Presidential election would be the key defining political moments of the year. Six months in, however, and the global COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings over police violence have captured the public square in a way no one could have predicted.
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Most of us entered 2020 assuming that the decennial Census, an impeachment trial, and the Presidential election would be the key defining political moments of the year. Six months in, however, and the global COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings over police violence have captured the public square in a way no one could have predicted.

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CNN's Don Lemon Talks To His Friends About Racism ; Changing Perceptions Of Asians In America

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