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Remembering the burial of George Floyd: Two years later, has anything changed in society?

Political and journalism experts discuss how African Americans really feel about their safety and what still needs to be fixed.

The pamphlet for George Floyd's private funeral in Houston, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

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May 25, 2020, on the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a black man died while in the custody of a white male police officer.

That black man was Houston native George Floyd. The white police officer was Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes, killing him.

As the uproar in protests surrounding this incident began, the Black Lives Matter Movement was just starting to gain momentum, with Floyd’s death sparking the largest racial justice protests in the United States since the Civil Rights Movement.

Today marks the day of June 9, 2020 when Floyd was buried in his hometown of Houston.

As we remember George Floyd, talk with political leaders and Forbes culture journalists, we also ask: Do black people feel any safer since Floyd’s death? What do future generations need to know and refrain from doing to build racial equity?

Guests:

Congressman Al Green

  • Democratic representing Texas 9th District – Houston, Texas

Raquel “Rocky” Harris

  • Culture Senior Multiplatform Reporter at Forbes

Jared Council

  • Culture Senior Editor at Forbes

Dallas Jones

  • Co-host of Red, White, and Blue
  • President and CEO of Elite Change
  • FOX 26 Political Analyst

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