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Only in Print: Five Months After George Floyd’s Death, a Look at Race in Diocese of Brooklyn

Peter Damour (left) has presented a list of suggestions to the Diocese Commission on Racism and Social Justice. Tevin Willians (right) sees slow but steady progress. “It took six years for Black Lives Matter to trend,” he said.

WINDSOR TERRACE — It has been five months since George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis — a tragedy that unleashed massive protest demonstrations in cities across the country and ushered in a new era of racial reckoning in America.

Where do things stand today? The Tablet talked with two young black leaders in the Diocese of Brooklyn to see what they thought. Peter Damour and Tevin Williams are members of the Commission on Racism and Social Justice, a group organized by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in 2017 to look into racism in the church.

Damour, a youth minister at St. Clare’s Church, Rosedale, isn’t optimistic about race relations in the U.S.…

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