Black Lives Matter: Quotes about George Floyd

Black Lives Matter: Quotes about George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Perry Floyd, a black man, was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. After Floyd's death, demonstrations and protests in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area were initially peaceful on May 26. Additional protests developed in over 400 cities throughout all 50 states in the United States as well as internationally with the slogan Black Lives Matter.

Children are never born as racists.
Jérôme Boateng - June 2020
I think what happened here is one of the great inflection points in American history, for real, in terms of civil liberties, civil rights and just treating people with dignity.
Joe Biden - June 2020
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As tragic as these past few weeks have been, they offer an opportunity for us to all work together to tackle them, to take them on, to change America and make it live up to its highest ideals.
Barack Obama - June 2020
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Donald Trump has turned this country into a battlefield riven by old resentments and fresh fears.
Joe Biden - June 2020
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The country is crying out for leadership.
Joe Biden - June 2020
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We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States. It is a time to pull people together, but it is a time to listen, it is time to learn what injustice is, despite progress over years and decades.
Justin Trudeau - June 2020
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I wish we had somebody in a leadership position in the White House who would bring people together.
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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And every day on evening news they feed you fear for free
And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And 'til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, "I can't breathe"
And you sit there in the house on couch and watch it on TV
The most you give's a Twitter rant and call it a tragedy
Run The Jewels - ​walking in the snow, Album: RTJ4
He's not just divisive. He's a destroyer. To be in his presence makes you die. He will eat you alive for his own purposes. I'm appalled that we have a leader who can't say "black lives matter." That's why he hides in the White House bas*ment. He is a coward. He creates a situation and runs away like a grade-schooler. Actually, I think it's best to ignore him. There is nothing he can do to make this better because of who he is: a deranged idiot.
Gregg Popovich - June 2020
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Please, I can't breathe.
George Floyd
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Everytime someone says 2020 can't get worse the entire universe responds with "Bet".
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"No! We don't talk about that one anymore."
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Angela Merkel - November 2020
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Donald Trump - November 2022
I'm not going to say it right now. So, everybody, I promise you, in the very next - very, very, very short period of time, you're going to be so happy.
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To make sure Israelis and Palestinians alike live in equal measure of freedom and dignity, we will not give up on working towards that goal.
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I'll teabag a piranha tank, heart barely beating
A wild one who'll swim like directly after he's eaten
While holding a toaster oven that's plugged with a fork in it
'Cause death by electrocution's like life in New York, i'n it?
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