“Happy birthday, George Floyd. You were a father, a son, a brother, a friend, a man, and most importantly a human being that deserved dignity and respect. You should still be here.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
“Today would have been George Floyd’s 47th birthday. He should still be alive today celebrating another year with his family and friends. We need justice and to ensure that this never happens again—starting with banning chokeholds and creating a national standard for use of force.” – Kamala Harris
We honor George Floyd today on October 14, 2020, where he should be turning 47. As our hearts become filled with tears from the pain that we witnessed for 8 minutes and 46 seconds it’s important to show remembrance and respect for all of the innocent lives that have been taken by the hands of injustice. People are remembering George Floyd by flocking to the exact street where he was killed to leave all types of tributes. This intersection has served as a place where pain, joy, and confusion have intersected. Resulting in a dynamic push for change around the world.
In a video George’s daughter, Gianna is seen on the back of her father’s Championship NBA friend and doppelganger Stephen Jackson’s chanting “Daddy Changed The World.”
I know that such heartwarming sights like this surely validate that George Floyd did not die in vain, that his legacy will live on, and his impact has already begun to change the world.