By Jan S. Gephardt We were ripe for protests. We should have seen them coming. Some of us undoubtedly did. The COVID-19 pandemic stripped all the systemic problems and weaknesses in our racist, inequitable society bare. They stare us in the face every day of our transformed lives. Every news cycle, the horrors pile up. Cascades of catastrophe An ever-changing number of states show uncontrolled spread of COVID. We’ve recorded more than five million cases of COVID in the USA….