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"I think what a lot of us are feeling and saying—particularly Black women—it’s just the feeling of like, 'We warned y’all. We told y’all.'" @KarenAttiah on today's #thePENpod https://pen.org/the-pen-pod-karen-attiah/
People in cities around the world have marched in solidarity with demonstrators in the US, as politicians and public figures unite to condemn the killing of George Floyd. Protests are spreading across the globe, from Copenhagen to New Zealand.
Heed former @PENamerica President @SalmanRushdie, who knows a dictator when he sees one, on why nothing can be taken for granted, and it can most definitely happen here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/03/salman-rushdie-ive-seen-dictators-rise-fall-beware-america/?fbclid=IwAR0oocA3VsluUj9TF9p6y0N_noicDopc5j4pAiZgOO0Ox8Sq2uhqulwH0Gs