Protests against George Floyd's death have spread to dozens of US cities. In an attempt to contain the sometimes violent demonstrations, the governors imposed a curfew and dispatched the National Guard.
The Floyd case rekindled anger over the deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police and racial inequality. It also opened up a divisive political debate between Democrats and Republicans.
President Donald Trump has vowed to end what he calls "crowd violence". Trump said a cure is needed, but he was accused of countering the tension.
So, can the US overcome its divisions?
Presenter: Kim Vinell
Maurice Jackson – Associate Professor in the Department of African American History and Studies at Georgetown University
Kevin Powell – Author and civil rights activist
Sahar Aziz – Chancellor's Professor of Law and Social Justice Scholarship at Rutgers University
Source: Al Jazeera