So much truth here. So much wisdom. Reading this powerful post brought tears to my eyes. I feel so sad that racism even exists, let alone that the police, who are supposed to protect us, are capable of committing a crime of such magnitude. I am grateful to my friend for posting this…for sharing her feelings and thoughts on such an important issue.
As most people know by now, on May 25th, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, was killed by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, despite him begging for help, and saying “I can’t breathe.” It was one more brutal death in a seemingly never-ending series of deaths inflicted on African-American men and women by police brutality enforcing systemic racism and white supremacy in the United States.
Because of the courageous video taken by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier, people all over the world actually witnessed the horror of this murder. Thousands of people, in every state, and all around the world have taken to the streets to protest, day after day, night after night, to demand a change. The four officers involved at the scene have been fired from the force and charged with his murder, or the aiding…
View original post 507 more words