Vegan Senator Cory Booker spoke to MSNBC about the death of George Floyd, systematic racism, police brutality, protests, and the meaning of justice.
“It’s gut-wrenching and deeply painful,” Booker said to see “another unarmed Black man” killed at the hands of police officers.
“It’s not enough not to be racist,” Booker said, paraphrasing 76-year-old civil rights activist and fellow vegan Angela Davis.
You have to be anti-racist. You have to…actively confront the truth within our society, raising it up so there can be a deeper healing,” Booker said. “And finding a constructive language for our country to have conversations not only after some horrific act of violence, but in the aftermath of that to prevent more acts of violence.”
Artwork by Rachel Stone. The Hebrew text reads, “Lo tirtzach” – “Do not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)