The details of the Chauvin trial are too much for many of us. We don’t want to hear how George Floyd was slowly killed by Derek Chauvin’s knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. Yet, details of the trial are everywhere. There comes a time for those who have historically been on the receiving end of racism — often brutal and too often fatal — and now’s the time.
As Jolie A. Doggett so rightly said in her recent piece in Zora, “Floyd begged for his life 27 times…He begged until he had no breath left with which to speak, and even still, as his body lay drained of its life, Chauvin’s knee remained.”
And the trauma continued for those who witnessed the murder.
I’m not alone in not wishing to relive the torment that Mr. Floyd endured. Here’s why: