The murder of George Floyd is an unspeakable tragedy. I am shocked, outraged and heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Floyd’s family and friends, whose lives have been forever changed by this senseless killing. As our community and the world grieves, we recognize that this is the moment. Simply being Black in America should not be a death sentence, but it is one for far too many of us.

We must come together and demand change. The greatest justice we can give Mr. Floyd and his loved ones is to end the systemic racism and inequities that led to this once and for all.

-Antone Melton-Meaux