There is no doubt about it–the death of George Floyd, has prompted protests across the country and in other countries. It is disturbing to think about how many people of color have lost their lives due to police brutality and misconduct.
Unfortunately, racism and brutality within the criminal justice system extend far beyond going back decades.
Despite our self-identification as a country, African American is harshly incarcerated — disproportionately and receives stiffer sentences.
Racism is still relevant today and is a serious problem; and can no longer be ignored, covered up, and denied.
It was mind-blowing to watch George Floyd dying right before our eyes. He died needlessly, just to bring awareness to the issue of racism. And open the eyes of people worldwide.
No doubt…There is always HOPE that things will change.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.