Rest in peace, George Floyd.
I can’t even believe that this even happened in 2020. The worst part is that the only reason it garnered attention is because it was filmed. As with every other known incident of police brutality, it was brought to light because it was filmed.
The lyrics from this song stand true to this day.
“Those who died are justified. For wearing the badge, their the chosen whites”
How many more killings? How many more killings until change happens?
The cycle always repeats.
A Black Person is Killed due to Racism → Social Media Outrage → Protests and Riots → Government Intervention → Back to Ordinary Life
- Eric Garner
- Michael Brown
- Freddie Gray
- Alton Sterling
- John Crawford III
- Philando Castile
- Sandra Bland
- Oscar Grant
- Walter Scott
- Amadou Diallo
- Akai Gurley
- Clifford Glover
- Emmett Till
How do we break the cycle? How can we take actions to prevent incidents like this from occurring?
What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
Spreading awareness is good. Talking about issues is good. Action is needed.