Study finds wave of activism after George Floyd's murder drew from multiple issues, identities

The Washington, D.C. demonstrations that followed George Floyd’s death mark some of the most racially diverse protests against racial injustice. University of Maryland Professors Dana R. Fisher and Stella Rouse find that these participants were not only motivated by systemic racism, but also by other salient issues that were specifically tied to their personal identities, according to research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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