It’s been two years since George Floyd was killed by Derek Chauvin. The protests that followed launched the US – and, in a way, the world – into a new stage of racial reckoning that the US is still in. Some new laws have been passed, and some old statues finally toppled.
But the system holds. On the 2nd anniversary of George Floyd’s killing, I’d like to share a beautiful interview with Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels who have just released a book on George Floyd.
It’s a rather reflective episode with a simple message: Black Lives still matter, and our discomfort still doesn’t.
How does a county fall from the podium of democracy? And is it always a sudden fall?
Whatever your personal journey of trying to understand someone else’s (collective) reality is, step into it with curiosity, openness to listen, and kindness. Fight the shame, fight the defensiveness. Your defensiveness is not at the centre here: that collective reality is.