Following last week's killing of Floyd in Minneapolis, protests against police brutality and systemic racism have occurred across the country. More than 30 major cities across all 50 states, including New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta, have seen protests that erupted into violence and looting.
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In the wake of George's death, his brother Terrence Floyd condemned the violence and looting in an interview on Good Morning America, saying it is "overshadowing what's going on."
"He was about peace, he was about unity," he said of George. "But the thing's that's transpiring now, yeah they may call it unity, but it's destructive unity. That's not what my brother was about."
"He would motivate you to channel — if you're angry it's okay to be angry — but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way," Terrence said. "We've been down this road already. He would want to seek justice the way we are, the way we're trying to do. But channel it another way. The anger, damaging your hometown, it's not the way he'd want."
To help combat systemic racism, consider learning from or donating to these organizations:
•Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.
•ColorofChange.org works to make government more responsive to racial disparities.
•National Cares Mentoring Movement (caresmentoring.org) provides social and academic support to help black youth succeed in college and beyond.
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