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Episode 55: It's not giving what it's supposed to give, 2021 March 30

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-55-2021-03-30

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Podcast episode description: "Yesterday was the first day of Derek Chauvin’s trail. Chauvin, a Minnesota police officer, is accused of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man on May 25, 2020. Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, gave his opening statement after the prosecutor yesterday morning. Megan was disturbed by the points he used to ‘justify’ the actions Derek Chauvin took which resulted in the death of George Floyd. He used comments that described the size and weight of George Floyd, a tactic often used to vilify Black Americans. He also used the fact that he already had a “compromised heart” from hypertension and coronary heart disease, suggesting that his cause of death, a heart attack, was not directly caused by Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck. It disgusted Destini and Megan to see Nelson use the same diseases that plague Black Americans to justify the murder of an innocent Black man. Here’s the truth: White supremacy taught Derek Chauvin to fear George Floyd and in turn murder him. We also know that White Supremacy is the root cause for the genetic predisposition Black Americans have to cardiovascular diseases. Y’all can’t trick us. We see right through the bullshit."


  • 2021 March 30

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