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Bakari Sellers Understands It's Now His Job 'To Pick Up The Baton And Keep Running'

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Carlos Moreno
In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, Bakari Sellers gauges what progress has been made in race relations and social justice in America.

On whether America will seize this moment in history to progress in race relations after the death of George Floyd, Bakari Sellers reminds us, 'We've missed moments like this before.'

At age 22 Sellers became the youngest African American elected official in the country when he was voted into South Carolina's House of Representatives. Now an attorney and political commentator for CNN, Bakari Sellers spoke of the need to break the cycle of inherited trauma that many Black people live with.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.