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Racism has been a curse to mankind for ages. The colonialism and the mixed mindset of the whites or the “superior” clan have always disrupted the peace of the “inferior” clan.
Over centuries, these thoughts about superiority and inferiority have resulted in undesired racism. Moreover, violence against each other is another curse of the Modern Era.
However, the world is not all black and white and when the world fights racism, another new evil has risen called reverse racism. It is when the ‘inferior’ clan misuses the protection offered by the laws for their advantage. Racism and reverse racism is an everyday issues unified and part of the life of Americans.
1. Black Lives Matter
The world recently sprung on with #BlackLivesMatter hashtags and the reason for the same was the unnatural death of a Black American Citizen, George Floyd.
Today, America mourns the murder of George Floyd three years later.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023
I'll never forget Gianna Floyd's words: “Daddy changed the world.”
He has – unifying people of every race and generation in peace and with purpose to say: Enough.
Hate can never have safe harbor in America. pic.twitter.com/8lrRIkiIMI
It is alleged that Floyd died due to blunt force trauma caused by the overuse of physical power by police when attempting to arrest him.
He was allegedly carrying counterfeit currency. His last words were I Can’t Breathe. It took the globe in a wave against the policemen.
2. Joe Biden Remembers George Floyd
May 25th, 2023 marked the third anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and POTUS Joe Biden came out in remembrance of George Floyd with three tweets.
In one of Biden’s tweet’s, he remembers Floyd as a brother, a son, and a father and he also stood with the sadness and loss of Floyd’s family.
Moreover, Joe Biden on behalf of the Americans also states that he will never forget what happened to George Floyd. Neither will he stop taking action against such discrimination.
A brother, a son, a father was taken from the Floyd family – with George's murder, they lost a piece of their soul.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023
We will never forget what happened that day.
We will never forget George Floyd's name.
We will never stop taking action in his honor.
3. Who was George Floyd?
George Floyd was an Afro-American man who allegedly died during an arrest by a Minneapolis police officer.
During the arrest, Derek Chauvin, a police officer was seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd for about 9 minutes. His death stirred worldwide protests against police brutality and discrimination.
3.1. Criminal History
Floyd however has a criminal background and had already been convicted of eight separate crimes including aggravated robbery.
He also had allegedly served about 8 years in jail. He also had a history of drug overdose.
3.2. Death of George Floyd and Associated Controversy
The police officer involved in the arrest has been fired and the case charged against him. He has been charged with second-degree murder.
As per the reports, the cause of death is a heart attack due to physical trauma. Kneeling on the neck by the officer is considered a cause of death.
George Floyd’s murder exposed for many what Black and Brown communities have long known and experienced – that we must make a commitment to ensure that America lives up to its founding promise of fair and impartial justice for all.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023
Today, three years after his murder, let us…
However, there is another theory that states that the police officer was not responsible because the medical reports of George Floyd indicated the presence of drugs in large quantities.
Therefore the presumed death would have been due to a drug overdose.
4. Netizens React
Joe Biden’s tweet has left netizens in splits. While few netizens had called out for action against the police officers involved in other assault and brutality complaints, few desire that George Floyd is not celebrated as an icon.
Though his death has been tragic, he had criminal charges against him.