The George Floyd video and 12 Years a Slave

The viral video of George Floyd's life slowly and painfully being taken from him has had a profound impact on the American psyche. It did for racism what the film 12 Years a Slave did for slavery.

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The video of George Floyd’s death has had a profound affect on the American psyche similar to the masterful film 12 Years a Slave—the narrative of a black-freeman captured into slavery. After viewing the film, many moviegoers were left emotionally wrecked, causing many to leave the theater before the film ended because it wa…

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