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Series Asks: What Happens After the Protests?

Protesters in Kalamazoo after the death of George Floyd
Earlene McMichael | WMUK
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Black and white people have protested in solidarity over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. But some Black residents wonder what happens when the demonstrations stop. 

WMUK's Earlene McMichael spoke with three African-American protesters from the Kalamazoo area. While the majority of protesters at large demonstrations have been white, Majyck D, JoVaughan Head and Kim Guess all have questions about whether those allies will continue working for racial justice in the future. Find the three-part series below: 

After the Protests, What Then? Some Blacks Wonder

Kim Guess participated in demonstrations for the first time, says it's no time to be silent

JoVaughan Head joined white protesters in downtown Kalamazoo, but became disenchanted

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
Earlene McMichael was WMUK's local host of NPR's Morning Edition from August 2012 through October 2021. A former, long-time Kalamazoo Gazette editor, reporter, and columnist, she was a news anchor at WHCU-FM when it was owned by Cornell University, her alma mater.
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