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TN Politics: Protests Lead to Wide Array of Reforms

Katie Riordan
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Political analyst Otis Sanford discusses the week in politics for June 13-20, 2020.

The George Floyd protests have already led to some police department reforms across the country, including here in Memphis. But anger over police brutality has leveraged reforms in other areas that have long resisted. Confederate monuments are finally being relocated, flags are being reconsidered, racist mascots are being retired.

Protesters are also calling out specific businesses. Political analyst Otis Sanford says the George Floyd video has revealed the need for a broad reevaluation of race in America. 

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A native "Florida Man," Christopher started in this business as a copy clerk at the renowned St. Petersburg Times before persuading editors to let him write. He moved to Memphis in 2001 to cover arts and entertainment at the Commercial Appeal. Since then, he has contributed to nearly every publication in Shelby County, writing features on everything from the Civil War to Civil Rights. Also, Elvis... a lot of Elvis.