Is America a Myth ? A documentary by those who know.

I haven’t had the courage to watch the video of his cold-blooded murder by a half-wit, but I read the atrocious words…

Please
Please I can’t breathe
Please man
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Please
(inaudible)
man can’t breathe, my face
must get up
Please
I can’t breathe
Please
(inaudible)
I can’t breathe shit
I will
I can’t move
Mama
Mama
I can’t
my knee
my nuts
I’m claustrophobic
my stomach hurts
my neck hurts
everything hurts
some water or something
please
please
I can’t breathe officer
don’t kill me
the gon’ kill me man
come on man
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe
they gon’kill me
they gon’kill me
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Please Sir
please
please
Please I can’t breathe

George Floyd’s agony, for over eight minutes.

I then asked my African-American Mentor, my friend Renford Reese, whose precious articles are gathered on a portal page here, whether he felt he needed to add anything to his perfect paper regarding the failure of America regarding racial equality and the answer was this excellent youtube video I invite you to listen to. It takes an hour, but it won’t be lost, trust me.

If you really care about what happened in the events related to George Floyd’s death, then find the time to listen carefully to what all these men (that’s the only downside of this otherwise brilliant video, a mom, a sis’ would have been a welcome addition imho…) have to say. Professors, former inmates, students deal with what it means to be black in America today like yesterday. The result is edifying in the sense that our worst fears are actually way beyond reality.

Dr. Renford Reese mentored Rodney King in the late 1990s. In this documentary, he examines the infamous Rodney King beating, the death of George Floyd, and the issue of police violence in the U.S. Six formerly incarcerated men of color discuss police officers’ violent interactions with them, solutions to the ongoing problem, and whether they believe “America” is a myth.

Courage and moral comprehension, empathy, sensitivity and respect: the definition of humanity!
What are we doing in between the tragedies that take you men’s lives just because they’re black? The answer is: just imagine yourself in this situation and you’ll understand the need for changing the system, changing the organisation of our our lives, changing the way we treat each other. If you teach, teach a little harder and let’s have the courage to embrace our differences.

Prof. Renford Reese, Is America a Myth ( https://youtu.be/JIShPJafvOk 2020)

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