Today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 is an important step in the fight for racial justice. We are grateful that some justice has been served for George Floyd and his family. We honor and uplift the legacy of movement building work that led to this moment, and are hopeful that today’s verdict signifies a shift for our nation that we may all build upon. San Diego Pride stands in solidarity with our Black community, friends, and families as we continue this fight for true justice and safety for all people.
To be clear, this verdict does not bring back George Floyd. Nor does it bring back Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, or any of the Black folks that have been killed by police.
This country’s promise of liberty and justice for all has not yet been met. Black and brown folks in the United States deserve so much more than our current system provides. San Diego Pride remains committed to engaging in the work to end discrimination and systemic injustice locally, nationally, and globally.