The death of George Floyd has dominated news headlines for the past week, as he is yet another African-American to be wrongfully killed by a police officer. Protests are taking place nationwide on a daily basis, with the hopes of eventually bringing an end to racial discrimination in the justice system.
St. Louis Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty became one of the many prominent athletes to speak on Floyd's death on Sunday night, sharing his experience as a mixed person of color. In Flaherty's message, he elaborates on the "Black Lives Matter" movement, while also calling for cops to be held accountable for their actions.
The young Cardinals star pointed the finger not only towards Derek Chauvin, the officer responsible for Floyd's death, but to his three colleagues as well. They stood by and watched their coworker press his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, while he pleaded "I can't breathe" and called for his dead mother.
Besides the four in question, Flaherty wants all officers who performed reprehensible acts to be held accountable by the court of law. Additionally, he's calling for all cops to speak out against those aforementioned individuals, because they're giving every police officer a bad reputation.
Flaherty also called on white people to educate themselves on privilege to understand the struggles African-Americans have had to deal with over the years. He urges them not to sit in silence, but rather work together as a human race to bring an end to racial injustices.
The sooner we can all stand as one against racism, the sooner the tide will begin to turn.