WESM

UMES 30 Ep. 44--Race Matters

Jun 18, 2020

George Floyd.

That name is ringing across this country and around the world.  

George Floyd died while in police custody in May of 2020. A Minneapolis police officer was captured on video kneeling on the neck of Mr. Floyd for almost nine minutes. George was on the ground with his hands cuffed behind him while he could be heard saying that he could not breathe. 

George Floyd's death sparked protests in the United States and across the globe.

Why was this case of police brutality different from those perpetrated in the past? 

After more than 400 years in America, we are still asking whether or not equal justice under the law can be achieved in this country.

Dr. H.J. Harris has written a book called Solving the Race Issue In America

On this edition of UMES 30, Dr. Harris gives us his thoughts on the current racial climate and how it might be possible to make lasting change.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 6/14/2020)