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Haven't been here in awhile and see that we're mum on this subject.

This past week has been crazy but change is uncomfortable and change is needed. As cyclists we stand to benefit from increased police accountability, I'd like to think we support the BLM movement. I do.

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Here's a new essay about how policing has limited Black mobility in Chicago from Streetsblog writer David Zegeye.

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/06/03/police-have-always-limited-b...

Good article Jim. Meanwhile, here's one cyclist who doesnt seem to think Black Lives Matter.

https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/04/male-took-signs-honoring-george-floy...

Perhaps the desire to virtue signify here has been muted? But I see that even the Ricketts, enthusiastic supporters of Trump, are signifying with a call to "End Racism" (in ALL CAPS!) on the iconic Wrigley Field marquee. So there's that. 

Thanks for sharing the essay, John.

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https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268917324498833412?s=20

Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th St Near Pennsylvania Ave, DC.

Why so defensive Curtis? So the options are to have dead silence on this issue or be accused of virtue signaling? Stop gaslighting.

Not defensive here, VW. But for what it's worth, there has been some small discussion of the moment. I suspect folks may feel there are more relevant venues. 

And VW, you're still insufferable.

Here are a couple more essays in response to the George Floyd protests.

James Porter, the son of a Black Chicago cop who was present at the unrest following MLK's 1968 assassination, reflects on the current protests: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/06/04/reflections-on-the-unrest-by...

Courtney Cobbs ask transportation planners and advocates, especially white folks, "What legacy will you leave for racial justice?"

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/06/05/transportation-planners-and-...

Here are a couple more essays in response to the George Floyd protests.

James Porter, the son of a Black Chicago cop who was present at the unrest following MLK's 1968 assassination, reflects on the current protests: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/06/04/reflections-on-the-unrest-by...

Courtney Cobbs ask transportation planners and advocates, especially white folks, "What legacy will you leave for racial justice?"

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2020/06/05/transportation-planners-and-...

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