By Lisa Davis and Khasim Lockhart (May 24, 2022, 5:26 PM EDT) — On May 25, 2020, America, like much of the world, was reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately two months into the crisis, Americans struggled to face the reality that a return to normal was far away.
Yet, for Black Americans, the May 25, 2020, murder of George Floyd provided a reminder of an all-too-familiar normal.
Floyd is but one person on the depressingly long list of Black people who have lost their lives at the hands — and knees — of police officers. Floyd’s death was not the first of 2020 — Breonna Taylor was killed in her sleep…