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In US news and current events today, legendary comedian and former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart talked about defunding the police and dismantling racist institutions in this exclusive Jon Stewart interview.
After the police killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black people in America, the resulting George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, police racism, and police violence have put systemic racism in the spotlight as BLM protesters take to the streets in support of police reform, racial justice and civil rights. Many have called to defund the police, others have gone so far as to call to abolish the police, while others are simply fighting for meaningful police reform. But after 400 years of systemic racism baked into racist institutions, it’s clear that there’s no simple answer to the problem of racist police. Prior to the release of his new movie, Irresistible, Jon Stewart spoke with NowThis about the current moment in history, and how politics, police and racism have been entwined for centuries. Jon Stewart, Irresistible director, has been a part of the American political discourse for decades, and to see him speak out like this is a sobering reminder of how far we still have yet to go.
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