Common Dreams staff
People react after the verdict was read in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
"This verdict is not a substitute for policy change."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
 Protesters march around downtown Minneapolis near the courthouse calling for justice for George Floyd after closing arguments in the Chauvin trial has ended on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
One racial justice advocate said that there are "no victories today," for "...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Roosevelt High School students and hundreds of other pupils from local schools took part in protests in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 19, 2021 as closing arguments were delivered in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering unarmed Black man George Floyd last May. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
"Facing George Floyd that day that did not require one ounce of courage, and...