THE FT VIEW
How Jim Crow and Donald Trump conspired to kill George Floyd
Trump’s toxic and race-baiting rhetoric, and Covid-19, has laid bare the lot of African-Americans in their own country
The editorial board
Social unrest has spread across America and beyond in reaction to the police killing of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis police officer. It has brought even more attention to the racial inequality and economic bifurcation in the US — and the ways in which they are inexorably linked — which the Covid-19 pandemic had already laid bare.