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June 4, 2020

Protest, Pain & Hope (with Karen Attiah)

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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Protest, Pain & Hope, Preet is joined by Washington Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah to discuss the ongoing protests sparked by police brutality, legacies of racial violence in America, and the language we use to speak about inequality. 

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  • Karen Attiah, “How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country,” Washington Post, 5/29/2020
  • Karen Attiah, Poem, Twitter, 6/1/2020
  • Preet’s Tweet on Listening, Twitter, 5/31/2020
  • Dana Rubinstein and Jeffery C. Mays, “Here’s What Led to N.Y.C.’s First Curfew in 75 Years,” The New York Times, 6/2/2020
  • Emily Stewart, “George Floyd’s killing has opened the wounds of centuries of American racism,” Vox, 6/1/2020
  • Protesters in New Zealand perform traditional Haka for Black Lives Matter, Twitter, 6/1/2020
  • Jennifer Gardiner, “ABC4 News captures police officer armed in protest gear pushing down man with cane,” ABC4 News, 5/31/2020


  • Karen Attiah, “The ‘Karen’ memes and jokes aren’t sexist or racist. Let a Karen explain,” Washington Post, 4/28/2020
  • Karen Attiah, “I no longer have hope in white America,” Washington Post, 6/29/2018
  • Karen Attiah, “What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations,” Washington Post, 8/17/2017
  • Karen Attiah, Tweet about Police Kneeling, Twitter, 6/1/2020
  • Sandra Guzman, “Amy Cooper in Central Park exposed the danger of birding while Black. But I’ve always known it,” NBC News, 5/30/2020


  • Seth Mydans, “The Police Verdict; Los Angeles Policemen Acquitted in Taped Beating,” The New York Times, 4/30/1992 
  • Tim Arango, “In Los Angeles, the Ghosts of Rodney King and Watts Rise Again,” The New York Times, 6/3/2020
  • Niraj Chokshi, “How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement,” The New York Times, 8/22/2016
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam Speech,” YouTube, 1967
  • Gregory Krieg, “When MLK turned on Vietnam, even liberal ‘allies’ turned on him,” CNN, 4/4/2018
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” The King Institute, 1963
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Protest, Pain & Hope (with Karen Attiah)