“America on Fire”: Historian Elizabeth Hinton on George Floyd, Policing & Black Rebellion

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Elizabeth Hinton is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School. In this interview, she connects the Black Lives Matter protests to a long history of Black rebellion against police violence in her new book “America on Fire” and notes that the U.S. has had previous opportunities to address systemic racism and state violence, but change remains elusive. “Every time inequality and police violence is evaluated, all of these structural solutions are always suggested, and yet they’re never taken up,” Hinton says.

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