Fact: George Floyd’s Death Reflects the Racist Roots of American Policing

U.S. 2020/6/4

Fact: George Floyd’s Death Reflects the Racist Roots of American Policing

Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes has recently resurfaced following the death of George Floyd on May 25. Video footage a bystander took of Floyd’s death while a now-former police officer pressed his knee into the man’s neck quickly went viral.

But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new.

There were many precedents to the Ferguson, Missouri, protests that ushered in the Black Lives Matter movement

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