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Mass. scholars reflect on how Jan. 6 insurrection has affected democracy, racial justice

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A year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, a U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard poses with their rifles during a photo session with their official photographer, with the Capitol in the background, on the National Mall in Washington. Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, a violent attack that has fundamentally changed Congress and prompted widespread concerns about the future of American democracy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol one year ago has contributed to lasting questions about the state of our democracy, the weight of disinformation in American society and progress on issues surrounding race.

On WBUR’s All Things Considered, we asked three Massachusetts scholars — Ted Landsmark, of Northeastern University; Amel Ahmed, of UMass Amherst; and Ibram X. Kendi, of Boston University — to discuss the ramifications of the Capitol attack and where we are a year later.

Continue reading on WBUR’s All Things Considered.

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