The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer who unrelentingly kneeled on his neck, has renewed the conversation about criminal and social justice changes.
Amid the protests over Floyd’s killing, there have been calls for legislative and policy changes. The goal of such reforms is to not only curb police brutality, but to help lift Black residents out of the second-class citizenship that they’ve endured for more than 400 years, including slavery.
But it’s important that change is found not only in politics and policy, but in the hearts and minds of the American people.
That was a major theme last week in Dallas during a remarkable conversation about social justice and police brutality by participants of the Heal America Tour. The traveling program is presented by Stand Together and Urban Specialists, a nonprofit group in Dallas with a mission of stopping violence in urban communities. The show, which featured NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, was moderated by Bishop Omar Jahwar, the group’s CEO.