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Protesting With Firearms Looks Very Different Depending On Your Race

The Black Panthers carried guns to save their community from police violence. Michigan demonstrators carried guns because they wanted haircuts.

Mike Muse
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6 min readApr 29, 2020

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Two members of the Black Panther Party are met on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967, by Police Lt. Ernest Holloway. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

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Mike Muse
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Mike Muse Intersects Politics x Pop Culture. He is host of "The Mike Muse Show" on SiriusXM & Co-host "Sway in the Morning" on SiriusXM & ABC News Contributor