Understanding when Black Lives Matter protests occur

People take part in a protest against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter.

Governance Studies Fellow Vanessa Williamson discusses her research on the Black Lives Matter movement, the connection between police-involved killings and protest activity, and the scope of racial inequity in America’s criminal justice system.

Also in this episode, William Frey analyzes recent census data that show waning growth rates for some big cities, and faster growth in many suburbs.


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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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