One year ago today, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white now ex-police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department. After being suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill, Chauvin handcuffed Floyd and then knelt on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, killing him (as cameras took it all in). Chauvin has since been found guilty on all three charges posed against him, which included second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter -- a step in the right direction, sure, but hardly a true victory. It took so long to get to this point, and so much is still happening, that the real question is … if real change is actually happening, what does it look like?
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