This guide is focused on the 2020 protests across the U.S. and the social issues surrounding them. It focuses on racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and understanding the death of George Floyd in the context of institutionalized racism.
Black people were 24% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population. There were only 27 days in 2019 where police did not kill someone. Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.