Like most people of conscience, I watched the video of George Floyd’s death in horror. Within moments, messages of anguish started pouring in from members of my multiracial, multicultural mosque, many of whom live and work in Minneapolis:
“How could this have happened? What can we do? When will it stop?” and other expressions of grief, pain and shock.
Elected officials from both parties have voiced similar grief and determination to prevent this horror from happening again. We have seen this pattern of police violence against black people persist for centuries. And so, as we process and grieve this latest tragedy, we must look to what tangible steps can be taken to dismantle the longstanding discrimination that unfortunately runs rampant in our justice system.