A "Black Lives Matter" ornament in Columbia Heights in 2014.

A "Black Lives Matter" ornament in Columbia Heights in 2014.

Conversations about police accountability and race have ignited emotions across the political spectrum in the Washington region recently – running the gamut from fear to frustration. But it’s an open question as to whether those emotions are pushing people to engage with local and national political systems to seek lasting, practical changes. Kojo explores the dynamics affecting activism in our region and how emotions are pushing participation and skepticism with our criminal justice and political systems.


  • Ken Cuccinelli Former Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia (R)
  • Erika Totten Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter DMV

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