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The ‘Reopen’ Protests Echo America’s Racist History

There’s a lot more going on here than just wanting to get back to work

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On Monday evening, as Georgia residents began speculating about the motivations behind Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to begin lifting restrictions on gyms, hair salons, massage parlors, and bowling alleys, among other businesses — even before the state had met…




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