We finally saw George Floyd’s video for what it was

Michael J. Coren
·5 min read
We finally saw George Floyd’s video for what it was

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder after kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, extinguishing his life in front of dozens of witnesses, several of whom were filming. For centuries, juries in the US have consistently exonerated whites, especially police officers, charged with murdering Black Americans. This reign of terror by white supremacists, especially in the South, has become a mainstay of American culture, etched into the annals of American literature from James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.