A small tribute to Black people who were murdered by white supremacists in 2020. Illustrations portray Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade and statistics on arrests “for not complying with social distancing guidelines.”
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“Ahmaud Arbery was a 25-year-old former high school football player whose neighbors had seen him run by their Brunswick, Georgia, homes daily, for years. On Tuesday, May 5, video footage of his last run was released. The footage, taken on February 23 in the neighborhood of Satilla Shores, shows Arbery being chased down by two white men before being shot and killed.” – Teen Vogue Report
“A Black transgender man, Tony McDade of Tallahassee, Florida, was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday morning. The news arises on the heels of a week in which a white woman threatened a Black man, Christian Cooper, by faking a distress call to police in New York City and another complying Black citizen, George Floyd, died by a police officer’s knee in Minneapolis. […]
According to the Human Rights Campaign, McDade is the 12th transgender or gender nonconforming person to be violently killed in 2020. With McDade’s death, the total has now reached about half of the number from the prior year: 26. LGBTQ+ advocacy groups have referred to these tragedies as an ongoing epidemic of violence against trans people of color.” – Them Report
“The people of Minneapolis took to the streets on Tuesday, May 26, to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after he was detained by police with a knee on his neck in an incident caught on video. The chilling footage went viral on Tuesday, before thousands took to the streets, where reports indicate they were met by police with pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets.” – Teen Vogue
Illustration portraying how the NYPD responded to people who “were not complying with social distancing guidelines.” The NYPD arrested 40 people for social-distancing violations. 35 Black. 4 Hispanic. 1 White.