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At protests, mostly white crowds show how pandemic has widened racial and political divisions

Los Angeles Times, May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

At protests, mostly white crowds show how pandemic has widened racial and political divisions

 The overwhelmingly white makeup of the protests is not lost on people of color, some of whom see it as an overt display of privilege. … [Alexis] Rodriguez, a senior at Cal State L.A., and Ashley Arreola, a 25-year-old senior at UC Irvine, were volunteering this week at Eastman Avenue Elementary School in East L.A., handing out laptops to young students who needed them for distance learning. Arreola noted that most of the families , all Latino, wore masks and gloves — unlike the white demonstrators. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]