George Floyd’s unjust murder at the hands of a white police officer sparked widespread, public outrage within the last few weeks. Let me start by saying that what happened to him and to Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade— and the countless others before them — was heinous and unjust. Their murders are a product of white supremacy. And it’s also important to mention that this is not new. The list of Black people murdered at the hands of systemic white supremacy in America is as long as the history of our country.
And it seems like many white folks are finally waking up to what Black and Brown people have known and experienced all along. Popular antiracist titles like So you want to talk about race? by Ijeoma Oluo, How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, and Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad, are selling out and topping reading charts. And that’s a good start. But it’s just the beginning. Read more of this story from The Temper here.