Jeff Taylor is a journalist whose work has appeared in a number of publications including The Charlotte Observer, NewNowNext, and QNotes.
Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.
"I don’t even know what to say. It’s not often I’m at a loss for words, but I’m at a loss for words because we continue to see the harm that this administration causes to our community."
Meanwhile, 11 states that do mandate face coverings while in public reported new coronavirus cases fell by 25% over that same time period.
The University of North Carolina System struck a deal with the Sons of Confederate Veterans to transfer ownership of the statue to the group. A judge threw that deal out last week.