Today, George Floyd’s memorial was held in Minneapolis. The pain, rage, and grief across the Twin Cities is palpable. At the same time, our trauma is being transformed into the creation of something beautiful.
TakeAction Minnesota continues to follow the leadership of Black-led organizations and Black leaders across our multi-racial base. We are also operating through our lens as a multi-racial, statewide organization, lifting up the wisdom of members most directly impacted by injustice and violence inflicted by police and white nationalists.
ST. PAUL, MINN–The pain, rage, and grief across our cities is being felt. At the same time, it is being transformed and harnessed into something beautiful. Our communities are exhausted, but clear about the better world that can come of this.
Here is our update.
The murder of George Floyd is devastating and justice is what we are focused on. At its core, the struggle, anger and sadness engulfing Minneapolis, our state and in fact our entire country is about love for each other. We are human beings, bound together and wired to care for each other.
by Breanna Ellison, TakeAction Minnesota Organizer Like so many of you, I am hurting. This is not the first time black people have been forced to witness the trauma of our black relatives’ suffering, plastered across social media and broadcast by the mainstream media like clickbait. When news of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder spread like wildfire across the country, I was devastated. I wept at the brutal video of
This is why we talk about police abolition.
There is no reform that can fix this system. No training or body camera or coaching or diversification effort or outside investigation or toothless oversight body that can fix this.
Updated at 5:25 p.m. on May 27 Ways to act now We are heartbroken. Last night, Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, a Black man who should be alive today. We are grieving and processing. Through our pain, we can imagine a better world – a future without a police system. Police officers must be