- June 10, 2020
The United States are in turmoil following the fatal arrest of the African-American George Floyd. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide outcry and massive protests against racial injustice and police brutality. President Donald Trump, who has been criticized across party lines for his remarks about the protests, has been accused of contributing to further polarization and division. It remains to be seen whether the latest protests will produce real, long-term change in the fight against racism and inequality. David Deißner, Executive Director at Atlantik-Brücke, and Tyson Barker, Deputy Executive Director and Fellow at Aspen Germany, discuss the protests and their impact on the U.S. elections with Laura Kupe, Counsel on the Committee on Homeland Security at the U.S. House of Representatives, Priscilla Layne, Professor of German Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Daniel-Friedrich Sturm, U.S. correspondent of WELT.