George Floyd’s Murder Should Not Be Shocking To You

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I am writing this today, as a white woman and Minnesota citizen, to express my feelings about the public’s reaction to the murder of George Floyd.

I write this with a heavy heart. I also begin, first and foremost, with recognizing my white privilege. I cannot pretend to know what the black community is feeling, or what any BIPOC* (*Black/indigenous/people of color)…