NPR

Looming Chauvin Verdict Will Test Biden's Leadership On Race

The president prioritizes racial justice while also acting as an ally of law enforcement, and the trial's end could be the first significant flashpoint over race and policing in Biden's presidency.
Biden met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office last week. Source: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

When Joe Biden offered his condolences to the loved ones of George Floyd in a video address that played at Floyd's funeral service last year, he posed a question.

"Why, in this nation, do too many Black Americans wake up knowing they could lose their life in the course of living their life?" Biden asked.

Biden, then his party's presumptive presidential nominee, urged the country in that speech to use Floyd's death as a call for action to address systemic racism.

"Now is the time for racial justice. That's the answer we must give to our children when they ask why," Biden said in the video. "Because when there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la NPR

NPR2 min cititeAstronomy & Space Sciences
China Says Most Rocket Debris Burned Up During Reentry
China's official Xinhua News Agency said the rocket's reentry occurred at 7:24 p.m. local time Saturday above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
NPR3 min cititeComputers
To Bridge The Digital Divide, Biden Administration Launches Vaccine Hotline
It's part of the administration's push to get 70% of adults in the U.S. vaccinated with at least one dose by July 4.
NPR1 min citite
'An Extraordinary Discovery': Archeologists Find Neanderthal Remains In Cave Near Rome
Archeologists unearthed the remains of nine Neanderthals, dating from 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, in a discovery the Italian culture minister said will be "the talk of the world."