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  • A mirror with Reflect painted on it by the group Visual Black Justice was installed in front of the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the morning when Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd was set to begin. (Flickr: Lorie Shaull)

    The Chauvin verdict: A historic victory that points the way forward

    For the very first time in United States history, therefore, a jury composed of people of whom half identify as white convicted a white cop for the second-degree murder of a Black person, the most serious charge to date. If there is an exception, it certainly is not as visible as this instance. Thus, a historic milestone—a victory to be celebrated, a victory, more importantly, that points the way forward.