The Murder of George Floyd is the Tipping Point
The reaction to the death of George Floyd is unprecedented. The entire country is angry. The world is angry.
But why? Why only now? There have been countless murders driven by racism in the past 15 years. They all had extensive news and media coverage. However, the protests for the other victims were never nationwide.
“To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage”- James Baldwin
COVID-19 is the difference. The world has time to reflect on the injustices experienced by Black Americans everyday.
George Floyd’s murder is the tipping point for true social reform.