The better way to respond to George Floyd killing

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This moment is about police brutality, but it's not only about police brutality.

The word I keep hearing is "exhausted". People are exhausted by and fed up with the enduring wealth disparities between white and black, with the health disparities that leave black people more vulnerable to Covid-19, with the centuries-long disparities in violence and the threat of violence, with the daily indignities of African Americans and the stains that linger on the United States decade after decade.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2020, with the headline The better way to respond to George Floyd killing. Subscribe