Obama Asks People to ‘Take Time’ From Grieving the Children Killed in Uvalde to Remember George Floyd

Barack Obama sent out a tweet on Wednesday urging people to take time from grieving the children killed in Uvalde to remember the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

The drug addict’s death in Minneapolis police custody, while resisting arrest, sparked a summer of deadly riots across the country.

“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him,” Obama tweeted.

The former president did not bother to mention those killed during the riots, but praised the “activists” that launched a movement.

“In the aftermath of his murder, a new generation of activists rose up to channel their anguish into organized action, launching a movement to raise awareness of systemic racism and the need for criminal justice and police reform,” Obama continued.

Obama then linked to a page on his website with various black causes that people can “get involved with,” including a link to donate to the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and ways for people to donate to his foundation.

“At the Obama Foundation, we work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of young Black men like Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, and too many others at the hands of their fellow citizens—in addition to Black lives like Breonna Taylor’s and George Floyd’s being cut short by police—have left many of us anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources below to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world,” the website says, with a photo of protesters.

Nineteen children and two adults were killed by a crazed gunman at their school on Tuesday.


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