George W. Bush, Former United States president has spoken on the death of George Floyd who was killed by Monopolies police and the current protests rocking the United states.
George Bush spoke on Tuesday where he condemned the brutal killing of the African American man, saying he and his wife were disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate the U.S.
This is Bush’s first statement on the incident since it occurred on the 25th of May, he explained his reluctance for not speaking out earlier saying “this is not the time to lecture. It’s the time to listen.”
The ex-president then went on to blast those who target and brutalize young black men, while also praising peaceful protesters who are seeking for social justice.
“It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country. It is a strength when protesters, protected by irresponsible, lawforcement, march for a better future,” Bush said.
He asserted that the only way to end “systemic racism” was to “listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving.”
He praised America heroes such as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. for leading the fight against slavery and oppression.
Bush went on to ask Americans that they pay attention to the protesters and listen to their concerns instead of ignoring them.
The ex – president’s message is quite different from current president Trump, who has called for force to be used on the protesters.
“Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place,” Bush added.