Politics Monday: How to Read the Guilty Verdict

The murder ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see systemic racism.

President Joe Biden, speaking after the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin casts a KKK shadow
Derek Chauvin casts a KKK shadow in Pia Guerra’s cartoon

The moral arc of the universe has just moved a little closer to justice.

The Editors, The Palm Beach Post
The jury affirms that Black Lives Matter in this cartoon by Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

We can’t leave this moment or look the other way and think our work is done.

President Joe Biden
Barbara Brandon-Croft’s comic strip character Lekesia reacts to the guilty verdict

As a nation, we have far to go. But Tuesday’s verdict is proof that we can progress.

The Editors, The Palm Beach Post
Steve Brodner’s editorial cartoon of Chauvin’s picture in a G for guilty
Steve Brodner’s editorial cartoon of Chauvin’s picture in a G for guilty

For the sake of the nation, the relief of April 20, 2021, must be the opening for a longer campaign to renew civil rights, preserve voting rights, and enact enduring reforms in our police and criminal justice systems

EJ Dionne, The New York Times
Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoon thank you note to the Chauvin jury

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