We owe George Floyd a change

I woke up this morning in good spirits.
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Didn’t know today was 1 year.
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My whole day has shifted to Mr. Floyd.
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1 year. 
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A year that has the wear and tear of a decade treading slowly over our spirit.
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I truly can’t fathom all that has happened except that we were all there living through it.
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As an Antiracism Educator the rumblings began a few weeks after he was killed. 
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Organizations felt an urgent need to diversify, address inequities, become antiracist, assuage guilt, be better.
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Most committed to long term initiatives.
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Then quiet. This winter was quiet.
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And now, it resurfaces. People want to reengage.
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What happened? Did snow from the winter months bury good intentions?
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Does the reality of reopening and reengaging smack people back awake?
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Does it only last til the frost comes?
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George Floyd cried out for his mother. For God’s sake.
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Reflect. Reengage. Reconnect. Rage. Reclaim. Reject. Rejoice.
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Let’s pray for his little girl Gianna who said her dad, “changed the world.”
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We owe her, him and so many, change.

(“Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, prosecutors said…correcting the 8:46 timing that has become a symbol of police brutality.”-CNN)

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