Since last week, the date has changed, but policing in America has not. Many organizations will continue to post compelling social-media statuses, touting justice, mourning George Floyd, chanting about small steps and accountability, but George will not applaud. He cannot. Ma’Khia Bryant will not cheer—she cannot. Daunte Wright will not celebrate—he cannot.
Mississippi has seen a dramatic slowdown in its sprint to COVID-19 herd immunity. Residents of the Magnolia State have been getting vaccinated at a rapidly decreasing rate, with each consecutive week in April showing double-digit declines.