Ibram Kendi, one of the leading race hustlers in America today, put forth a statement through CBS shortly after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was announced. Here are some lowlights from his statement, but feel free to watch the full statement below.
“Chauvin is headed to jail, but is America headed to justice? Is justice convicting a police officer, or is justice convicting America?”
“When tens of millions of Americans after Floyd’s murder last year took to the streets of nearly every American town, we were convicting America.”
“It is easy to just blame individual officers like Derek Chauvin, but the problem is structural, the problem is historic. The problem is every single American who sees George Floyd and Breonna Taylor as dangerous rather than the policies that led to health disparities, under-resourced schools, disproportionate black poverty and unemployment, and few resources for all of us suffering from drug abuse, from mental illness, from despair.”
“Justice is not closing a case. Justice is not closing the cell door on Chauvin. Justice is closing the door on racist narratives and policies that endangered Floyd, that still endangers black people, that endangers America. Justice is opening the door to an anti-racist future, where American fear is in danger, where I no longer live in fear, where Americans no longer live in fear of me. Justice has convicted America. Now we must put in the time transforming this nation.”