In the Rittenhouse verdict, systemic racism wins the day

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The trial of both the killers of Ahmaud Arbery and also the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in the US should represent a seminal chapter in US history, and the start of a true reckoning with America’s longstanding history and love affair with white supremacy. The global protests following the murder of George Floyd have demanded such accountability, and importantly, so has the world. Not just that, but beyond huge swathes of the global public, imploring the US to deal with the scourge of systemic anti-Black racism, the United Nations too issued a call for the United States, the United Kingdom, and o…

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