Professional sports stars have been very vocal this past week with regard to the death of George Floyd. The African-American male was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck as Floyd lay on the asphalt street for nearly nine minutes. This latest act of police brutality has led to protests across the country.
While most demonstrations were peaceful, there were incidents of vandalism and looting throughout the country. On Sunday, Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson took photos of him standing alongside graffiti across the Windy City a day after the protests and posted them on his Twitter account.
As you can see, Anderson does pose alongside both pro-Floyd and anti-cop graffiti while trying to make an important statement.
We've seen cops across the nation march in solidarity with protestors to make a positive change in their communities, and many police officers are angered that Chauvin has given them a bad reputation for his reprehensible actions, so they want to show unity and understanding with the masses. However, other undercover officers and emboldened policemen have been quick to partake in violent outbursts in many other scenarios; NYPD officers were spotted attempting to drive through crowds.
To make the nation a better place, it's clear everyone must come together to put an end to racial injustice towards African-Americans.