Donna Smith writes at Common Dreams:
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Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen so many examples of brutality played out in our cities — and mostly our most impoverished areas — that it isn’t difficult to see why so many people are in the streets. Many say white people cannot truly understand the deep racial issues that target African American people and their communities, and that is no doubt true. But that sort of thinking also keeps groups of people apart who might otherwise band together to exert powerful forces on the corruption that manifests itself in so many places in our society.
Since I advocate for transformation of our health care system, I see brutality — economic and physical — exerted on patients all the time. Yet patients often do not speak up or gather enough support to wage even a small protest.