(The Increase) My heart has been burdened for the black people of our nation. This has been a very difficult year with the coronavirus pandemic and now the devastating murders of people like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. But this is not a new issue that has popped up out of nowhere like the coronavirus. This is a systemic issue that has plagued our nation for hundreds of years.
Watching the video of George Floyd being murdered caused a great pain in my soul. And knowing that this is not an isolated incident, but something that has been happening over and over and over again, has me torn up on the inside. Also, now learning that the vast majority of these horrific acts have been swept under the rug, unpublicized, with justice not being served, is completely unacceptable.