All of us internationally united standing tall in 8 millions stronge and growing exponentially at Brotherhood of Sincerity are outraged about the murder of another Human Being/Black Person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors.
We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, financial status, ZIP CODE, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd!!!!!!
George Floyd was a son, a brother, a father, and a friend, a consumer, a church member, and a loving human being. The police officer who put his knee on George Floyd’s neck and the police officers who stood by and watched didn’t just murder George Floyd, they stole his life. They stole him from his family and his friends, his church and his community, and from his own future.
The murder of George Floyd was the result of international inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy. What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a international racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black human beings as the enemy from the beginning.
What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is the fruit borne of toxic, hatred, beggin for survival seeds planted on the shores of our country in Jamestown in 1619, when the first enslaved men and women arrived on this continent.
Floyd is the latest in a long list of TRILLIONS names that stretches back to that time and that shore. Some of those names we know — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, Martin Luther King, Jr. — most we don’t.
The officers who murdered George Floyd took something major and deep from the humanity cousioness….the very light that gives air to the Earth-life.
THEY-OUR current law of the land including the officers stole George Floyd from those who loved him, cared for him, nurtured him, praised him, must be brought to justice. At the same time, we must embark on the more complicated work of delivering justice for all the victims of state sponsored violence and racism.
The future is now! Do not let your light be Stolen for which is your soul. Peace.