THIS IS WHY AMERICA NEEDS A GEORGE FLOYD TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
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By Op-ed Contributor Tolson Banner
George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the police. Floyd’s murder flips the switch on the floodlights that now illuminate all of the other murders of unarmed black people at the hands of the police who have sworn to protect and serve.
It is the police who represent one of the first lines of government that blacks encounter and that encounter have been brutal and deadly. What we witness over and over again is police carrying out policies and laws instituted by politicians on the local, state and federal levels allowing police to operate with impunity.
What the murder of George Floyd has done was to put America on notice about her historical treatment of blacks since the beginning of the Atlantic enslavement trade. For those who think blacks are only seeking justice for George Floyd miss the entire picture. America via slave trackers, vigilante groups, KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, lynchings, housing discrimination, redlining and gentrification keeps the historical knee on the neck of all black people.