Racial justice demonstrations have intensified following the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man shot seven times in the back by a white police officer. This incident, which left Blake paralyzed, has revived national protests against anti-Black racism and police brutality that followed the vicious murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. In the months since, multiple murders and shootings of Black people — including Rayshard Brooks, Deon Kay, Dijon Kizzee, Julian Lewis, Hakim Littleton, Charleena Lyles, David MacAtee, Tony McDade, Trayford Pellerin and Daniel Prude — have continued to shine a spotlight on the long history of deadly anti-Black violence in the United States.

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