Reckoning with Racial Justice in South Hadley

After the shooting of Jacob Blake, protests calling for an end to police brutality are once again taking place across the nation. Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Social and racial justice protests have taken place across western Mass all summer. In South Hadley, a town that is predominately white, residents have gathered and held weekly racial justice vigils for the last four months.

Connecting Point’s Ross Lippman visited the vigil in August to learn more about their message and how white allies are reckoning with their role in the anti-racism movement.