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This discussion guide provides questions to help students connect issues of systemic racism with current events as discussed in an 18-minute video by Trevor Noah of the Daily Show.

In the video, Noah provides social analysis and connects the dots between a recorded incident in Central Park in which Amy Cooper, a white woman, threatened to call the police on Christian Cooper (no relation), a Black man who asked her to follow the posted regulations regarding keeping her dog on a leash; the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent national protests; the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was chased, shot, and killed by two white men in Georgia; and the racial inequities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that provide the backdrop for these tragic events.

Date Added: June 4, 2020

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