I don’t think a single black or brown person experienced an awakening. It has ALWAYS been terrible, and wht people were not listening. Way too much of “Oh, I don’t see color. I love everyone equally!” while blithely ignoring the plethora of ways we benefit from systemic racism.
What’s different this year? Grave injustice is being recorded, and wht people have had enough time on their hands to watch the videos.
I wish there were a way to graphically depict how disproportionately black and brown people are being hammered by the pandemic.