What we do know is that while the proximate causes of Mr. Floyd’s death lie in police brutality, his true murderer is white supremacy.
If continuously reliving the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other martyrs to white supremacy is not enough, the incumbent president does not even offer a veneer of consolation.
Even as the United States Government castigates Iran and China with their treatment of protestors for democratic rights, the specter of widespread police brutality is thrown back in its face echoing Soviet propaganda during the civil rights movement showing police dogs attacking Black protestors.
The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright’s prophetic words uttered years ago about the place of the United States in the world that caused countless to turn and shun him, today, clearly ring true.
Thousands of persons participated and listening to other Black people share their voice helped me to find the words that I shared on Facebook: “I am tired.