Obama Explains Problems Of Blacks In United States Following Floyd’s Death
Barrack Obama has revealed the problems the blacks face in United States which roots traces to slavery and racism.
Former United States President, Barrack Obama, has said that the challenges blacks face in the country have their roots in slavery and institutionalised racism.
The reaction from the ex- president is coming after more than a week of protest as a result of the killing of a black, George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minnesota.
Obama said, “In a lot of ways, what has happened in the last several weeks are challenges of structural problems here in the United States. There will be outcomes not just in immediate moment of time, but they are the result of a long history of slavery, Institutionalised racism and too often have been a plague of regional sin of our society.
”In some ways as tragic as it is these few weeks have been, as difficult and scary as it has been, they have also been incredible opportunity for people to be awakened.
“They offer the opportunity for us to all work together to tackle, take them up to change America and make it live up to its highest ideas,” Obama added.
The Minnesota Attorney General’s, Keith Ellison, on Wednesday made charges against all four ex- Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of Floyd.
Ellison also elevated Derek Chauvin’s charge to second degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
The three other officers on the scene,-Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.