Who won the week? For me, that’s George Floyd.
In life the world knew not your name.
In death you changed the world, as your young daughter said.
Your murder, viewed live on phone and TV screens across the globe, sparked anti-racism movements and protests for racial justice and against police brutality all around the world.
One year later, not much has changed. “Knees” of those with power are still on the “necks” of those with unequal shares of power and the cry of “I Can’t Breathe” ricochets off acts of injustices and off institutions of inaction.
When does change equal progress and how can progress be measured? For even after you other lives were brutally taken.
George Floyd (and the litany of lives before and after you)—YOUR LIFE MATTERED!
This was written in contribution to Fandango’s Who Won The Week prompt.
Thanks you for reading!