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Barack Obama Issues Public Statement on George Floyd’s Death

On May 29, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to publicly address the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. In his statement, Obama expressed his “anguish” for the situation and connected it to the systemic racism faced by millions in the United States. We have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly normal, Barack Obama, via Twitter. Obama went on to say that institutions infected by “bigotry” and “unequal treatment” shouldn’t be normal in “2020 America.”. This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better, Barack Obama, via Twitter. He concluded by saying that although the investigation into Floyd’s death will largely be up to Minnesota officials, it’s up to everyone to work together and create a “new normal.”. It falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station — including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day — to work together to create a ‘new normal.’, Barack Obama, via Twitter. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with murder on Friday

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