Systemic Racism: America’s Enduring Pandemic

     While in the midst of dealing with the Covid-19 virus, on May 25 we were reminded of another long standing pandemic—systemic racism. Watching the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer play out before my eyes, I was hurt and enraged not only over this horrendous act but the nature in which it was carried out—with the officer kneeling over Mr. Floyd with one knee planted deep into his neck, slowing and cavalierly killing him over a period of almost 9 minutes. […]