this does not speak well of us as minnesotans.

To escape the circle of racism, Floyd moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where the Black poverty rate is more than four times the white poverty rate; where the Black incarceration rate is 11 times the white incarceration rate; where the Black-white income gap is second-to-last among the 100 largest cities in America.

Had George Floyd done nothing but be white, he would have been living in the second-highest ranked state for opportunity, according to U.S. News. A white George Floyd would have been living in a state ranked eighth in healthcare, which means he would have probably received treatment for his substance abuse problem. He may have even received, Buprenorphine, a miracle drug used to treat opioid use disorder that is rarely available to Black patients.

George Floyd Is Dead Because America Is a Racist Country


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