Sometimes, the life of one human being can change history.
The horrific death of George Floyd, suffocated when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds, has provoked an outpouring of revulsion and rage.
Black lives had been taken by police officers before. But this time is different. Floyd’s last words – ‘I can’t breathe’ have echoed around the world, sparking massive demonstrations on every continent. The debate has now widened beyond police violence to include the many other ways in which racism can harm, limit, or disadvantage its victims.