Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement regarding Monday’s police-involved death of George Floyd:
“We are all stunned and angered by what we saw take place in Minneapolis Monday evening. While a full investigation will reveal more details, it is clear that George Floyd should still be alive.
This incident is an all too familiar reminder that a double standard still exists for African American men when interacting with law enforcement. Whether this bias is intentional or not, too many African American men continue to find themselves on the receiving end of deadly force.
Both as a Labor movement and as a country, we must recommit ourselves to ridding our society of the systematic racial inequalities that continue to plague our communities and deny justice to far too many Americans.”