Eradicating racism requires us all to unite in rooting it out wherever it raises its head

The killing of George Floyd shows prejudice is still widespread

14 June 2020 - 00:00 By Ray McCauley

In the past two weeks we have witnessed huge demonstrations and protests across the US, and around the world, triggered by the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.

Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down in the street, begging for his life — repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe”...

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