Obama Leverages Death of George Floyd to Fan the Flames of Racism and Condemn America
Former President Barack Obama is trying to fan the flames of racism and hate in America.
Until recently, Obama has done relatively well in keeping his nose where it belongs, but now that the Trump administration is hot on his trail and close to completely exposing the corruption in the Obama administration, he has become more vocal.
You know what they say, a guilty dog barks the loudest.
In light of the recent events in Minnesota and now in other cities across the U.S. as well, Obama is leveraging this horrible event to condemn America as racist.
Here’s what Obama had to say:
I want to share parts of the conversations I’ve had with friends over the past couple days about the footage of George Floyd dying face down on the street under the knee of a police officer in Minnesota.
The first is an email from a middle-aged African American businessman.
“Dude I gotta tell you the George Floyd incident in Minnesota hurt. I cried when I saw that video. It broke me down. The ‘knee on the neck’ is a metaphor for how the system so cavalierly holds black folks down, ignoring the cries for help. People don’t care. Truly tragic.”
Another friend of mine used the powerful song that went viral from 12-year-old Keedron Bryant to describe the frustrations he was feeling.
The circumstances of my friend and Keedron may be different, but their anguish is the same. It’s shared by me and millions of others.
It’s natural to wish for life “to just get back to normal” as a pandemic and economic crisis upend everything around us. But we have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly “normal” – whether it’s while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park.
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.
It will fall mainly on the officials of Minnesota to ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death are investigated thoroughly and that justice is ultimately done. But 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” in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects institutions or our hearts.
My statement on the death of George Floyd: pic.twitter.com/Hg1k9JHT6R
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020
Where was his statement when Somali-born police officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed Justine Damond?
There are many things about this whole situation that I hate, but one thing I hate that people are overlooking is that there is nothing to indicate that this had anything to do with racism. It’s just naturally assumed because the officer is white and the man was black.
Guess what? Making that assumption based on zero evidence…is in fact racist.