The current situation in the USA is only indirectly related to the Corid19 Virus
Its nothing to do with Trump although his policies and tweets dont help too much.
How much injustice is really prevalent in US society?
Certainly there are people on both sides of the argument who are looking to take advantage of the curfews and the police brutality
There certainly seems to be a quite a number of well-organized anarchist forces looking to cause problems.
One of my friends daughters sent us all a message yesterday from Minneapolis.
I wanted to write because we've received concerned calls and texts. We are fine. We live outside St Paul, 20 minutes from the city center. There's a curfew, and at least here people seemed to follow it. We could hear the helicopters last night. It smells like smoke this morning. Not sure what they're showing on the news but our friends in the heart of the city say there's two very different things happening. One: small- and large-scale peaceful protest over the murder of George Floyd. These are organized and coordinated community efforts and include cleanup, supply donation, and medical aid. I belong to a Minnesota Moms' group and a Jewish group that are both organizing protests and collecting supplies. And two: then there are mobs engaging in destruction. It's really terrible. From the local news, "Minnesota Department of Public Safety said state leaders have intel that may point to agitators — including white supremacist groups and drug cartels — possibly playing a role in the anarchy."
We are new to this city, new to this state. We chose to move here, we sought it out because it ticked so many boxes for us. Quality of life, education, civic involvement. We love it here. But we approach these things with white privilege. Our experience differs from our fellow citizens, and that matters. What's happening in Minnesota and in Atlanta, New York, and other cities is not just what you are seeing on the news. But it's happening and being felt in every corner of the country, and the world is watching.
We have the potential to be so much better than this. America will only be great when it is great for all. So when you watch the news, think about what you are not seeing, and think about what you can do to change the story.