The videoed death of George Floyd, trapped by the neck under the knee of a police officer, has shocked millions.

 

It is hard to watch. It is confronting. It has galvanised many, but it has also, in tandem, increased the pressure on those campaigners, writers, educators and influencers who have made stemming the still-flowing tide of racism their life’s work.

 

As protests continued to surge across the USA in recent days, many anti-racism professionals stepped back from social media, exhausted, as white liberals, seeking to do good, flooded their inboxes.

 

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