Demonstrators gathered on the state Capitol grounds to express outrage and anger in the wake of the General Assembly’s passage of a law that would prevent local officials from removing Confederate monuments without approval from the state.
Roxane Gay: Sandra Bland, 28, was pulled over earlier this month in Waller County, Texas, by a state trooper, Brian T. Encinia. She was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. She shouldn’t have been pulled over, but she was driving while black, and the reality is that black women and men are pulled over every day for this infraction.
NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber II speaks during a Moral Monday rally at the State Capitol on Monday July, 27, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C. Barber called on North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to abolish the State’s Confederate license plate, and chastised the legislature for passing a law protecting confederate monuments in North Carolina. Video by Robert Willettfirstname.lastname@example.org