Race relations and policing: How to handle the relationship with police?

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Police have aggressively responded to protesters, firing tear gas and rubber bullets. In other cases, some law enforcement officers have joined activists by taking a knee or marching with them. But for some, there remains a lack of trust between communities of color and police. 

UCLA race historian Brenda Stevenson discusses the topic with the KCRW and KQED hosts, plus Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter and Principal of Black Futures Lab.



  • Brenda Stevenson - professor of history and African American studies at UCLA; author of “The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots” - @uclahist
  • Alicia Garza - Black Lives Matter and Black Futures Lab


Cerise Castle