Op-Ed by Kareem Abdul-Jaabar

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the death of Floyd George, and subsequent nationwide civil unrest over police brutality and systemic racism, many are speaking out about how we can all work together to achieve equality for all races and People of Color. Here is another voice. 

Originally printed in the Los Angeles Times:

Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jaabar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”?

If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking your head at the cruel injustice. If you’re black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe threw something (certainly wanted to throw something), while shouting, “Not @#$%! again!”…

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