White people who want to visit George Floyd Square at Minneapolis, the intersection where the forty-six-year-old Black African-American died last May, will need to follow special instructions. Moreover, at the intersection of E. thirty-eighth Street & Chicago Avenue – where an eyewitness recorded the video that showed then-police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled down on Floyd’s neck – that video became a memorial and renamed George Floyd Square some days after his death.
‘Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square features special instructions for White people’
White people wanting to visit George Floyd Square, will need to heed special instructions.
I’LL TAKE A PASS ON THE INSTRUCTIONS. MATTER OF FACT NOBODY GIVES ME INSTRUCTIONS!
— HarnessRacing (@1stopharness) April 22, 2021
A sign near the Square entrance welcomes the incoming visitors to A Sacred Space for Community, Protest, and Public Grief. Furthermore, the sign notes that the zone is where the Black guy took his last breath under the knee of officer Chauvin. The jury found him guilty on Tuesday of numerous charges for murdering George Floyd. At the same time, the sign at George Floyd Square encourages the visitors to honor the areas as a place to mourn and connect as caring humans.
Special Instructions for White People at George Floyd Square
The place includes a special set of instructions for White visitors. As per the instructions, white individuals visiting the square need to decenter and come to learn, listen, witness, and grieve. Moreover, the sign at the place reads that remember, and you are here to support (the Black People), not to be supported. The instructions asked White people to contribute to the energy of the area instead of drain it.
Any processing must take to other white folks so that Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) not harmed. Additionally, suppose visitors see their fellow White folks doing difficult things. In that case, they stirred to speak out with sympathy to take the burden off of Black people and color or siblings whenever suitable.
White people encouraged to engage instead of intensifying to be a learning moment else than a disruption. Matt Finn of Fox News posted the photo on his Twitter account and said that the sign is not the only one of its kind harassing White people who want to honor the space. Since the death of Floyd, the area converted into an independent zone that’s carried record levels of gun violence and violent crime to the neighborhood.
White people about to enter George Floyd square are given special instructions pic.twitter.com/3gzpwqUmtS
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) April 21, 2021
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Last summer, Floyd’s death spurred countrywide anti-police protests and sparked a debate on racial inequality in the United States justice system. The guilty verdict of Chauvin starts a wave of relief, but several argued that the country still has a long way to attain racial equality.