Former president George W. Bush called on America to examine without concession its “failures tragic”, referring to racial injustice, undermining the american society.
“This continues to be a failure shocking that many African-Americans, particularly young men, are harassed and threatened in their own country,” wrote the ex-president (2001-2009) in a press release on the death of George Floyd, asphyxiated under the knee of a white policeman.
“This tragedy, which is part of a long series of tragedies similar, raises an inescapable question: how to put an end to the systemic racism in our society?”, if he asked.
“It is time for America to examine our failures, and tragic”, he said again.
The death of George Floyd, a week ago in Minneapolis, has shocked America and led to numerous protests across the country, which have sometimes degenerated into riots.
If he never cites Donald Trump, former republican president insists at length on the need to listen to the “voices of those who suffer”.
“Those who try to reduce these voices to silence, do not understand the meaning of America,” he writes again, insisting on the urgent necessity of proof of”empathy”.
“The hero of the America — Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, or Martin Luther King Jr — are heroes of unity”, he insists.