There are indications the protests are having an effect. The Minneapolis school board voted this week to cut ties with the police department, a step that could reduce arrests of students and the school-to-prison pipeline. Portland, Oregon, is doing the same. Multiple states took down monuments to racists. And police have faced consequences for their actions: The officers involved in Floyd’s death were charged with crimes, as were six Atlanta police officers who violently pulled students from a car last weekend. Other officers, though, such as the ones who killed Breonna Taylor, remain free.