From Emmett Till to Laquan McDonald, this is America, and this is Chicago

Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook County’s chief medical examiner, testified on September 19 in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who killed Laquan McDonald, a Black teenager, on October 20, 2014. This case is the most recent high-profile entry in Chicago’s — and America’s — history of white people perpetuating violence against Black people, a history that this case cannot escape.

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