George Floyd 2020 – artist: cRuz kAi

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s my blog and I’ll cry “systemic racism” if I want to. Come on, we’re better than this. My question is; exactly when will we, as humans, actually see that we are better than this? Far too many people of color have died at the hands of police officers. Unfortunately, change takes time, a lot of time, and the kind of change that needs to happen in the world must begin within each of us, one heart at a time.

All Lives will never matter until Black Lives Matter. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Black Lives Matter to me, and I’ll shout it from the mountain top. I’m black, too, and I can’t breathe!

This painting, “George Floyd 2020”, was motivated by a 46 year old black man, George Floyd, who was murdered on May 25, 2020, in the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, while his death was being recorded on smartphones and shared over the internet. No one stopped him from being killed. No one. All we could do is watch as George Floyd struggled for his last breath, while a white cop knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

Acrylic on canvas. 18″ x 24″. Unavailable. Prints not for sale, but if you would like to print it for your personal use, I’m okay with that.

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