Police, race, inequality, and social justice — why is it so hard to have a thoughtful, nuanced conversation about these topics? This episode seeks common ground by examining the recent Derek Chauvin verdict, police shootings, and Black Lives Matter protests through the lens of data, history, and our modern media landscape. Because we cannot talk about these issues without also discussing the ad-driven media model that pushes us toward oppositional extremes. You can read the full transcript of this monologue, which includes many reference links, at https://www.onecommune.com/blog/podcast-police-race-media You can learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. And connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.