Statement from George W. Bush on death of George Floyd

Laura and I are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country. Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out, because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America to examine our tragic failures – and as we do, we will also see some of our redeeming strengths.

It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country. It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future. This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving. Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place.

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1 thought on “Statement from George W. Bush on death of George Floyd

  1. It was refreshing to see the George W was NOT WEARING ” MAKE A AMERICA AGAIN”. It was differently a slap in the face of Trump and his supporters who have remain silent, or like that child Congressmen Gates, wanting to call out the US Army to shot and kill peaceful demonstrators. Maybe some day this area will throw the York of racism and discrimination off our backs and vote republicans out of office.

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