Moral Mixdown – the Killing of George Floyd

In our regular feature which discusses the ethics surrounding a topical issue, this month it is simply impossible to ignore George Floyd and the ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign. As everybody will know, George Floyd was an African-American man killed by a white police office during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store. Derek Chauvin, the white police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. The killing sparked protests in the US and world wide about the George Floyd’s killing and about racism.

We simply ask, what can we say?
Listen at 51’01 into our June podcast.

Holly’s recommendations:
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge (Podcast)
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Recommended by Anne:
National Prayer Livestream Baptist Union of Scotland featuring the voices of black and minority ethnic members of Scottish Baptist churches as they reflect on their experiences and their response to the current conversation about racial justice.




Tributes laid outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed.
Picture credit:
By Vasanthtcs – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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