Remember the “we elected Obama in yay racism gone” feeling? Yeah, let’s find out about that. “I’m happy for the Floyd family,” he added. It was another case of police killing black people, and although Chauvin was eventually arrested and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree manslaughter, there was much doubt about the eventual verdict of guilty. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by Minnesota police officer Derek Showwin, who wrung Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, an incident that was caught on camera by witnesses. The music world also took to social media to condemn the verdict – remember the “we elected Obama, yes, racism is gone” sentiment? Yeah, let’s learn from that. Other posts were a bit more detailed, like Questlove, who wrote, “We still have to fight for justice, guys.” Some responses were brief, like those of Cardi B and Megan T Stallion, who wrote “history” and “justice” in their respective posts. Nearly twelve months ago, the world saw another unarmed black man die at the hands of police. Justice will never be served for George Floyd and his family. Nevertheless, I am happy for the Floyd family. Well, that doubt was removed when the jury found him guilty on all charges. We still have to fight for justice, folks. But there are still many mountains to climb. This is just the beginning of responsibility.
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