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Former President Bush, contrasting Trump approach, says protesters should be heard

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the killing of George Floyd reflected a "shocking failure" concerning racism in the country, and urged that protesters be heard, in sharp contrast to fellow Republican Donald Trump's get-tough approach.
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George W. Bush laments 'shocking failure' in treatment of black Americans

George W. Bush laments 'shocking failure' in treatment of black Americans

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Former President George W. Bush is calling for a national examination of “tragic failures” in the realm of racial injustice following a week of protest over the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
In a statement released Tuesday evening, the 43rd president said that he and former first lady Laura Bush had been “anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd,” the 46-year-old who was pinned by a knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes last Monday by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The former president said that he and his wife had thus far “resisted...
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George W. Bush says it remains a 'shocking failure' that African Americans are 'harassed and threatened in their own country'

George W. Bush says it remains a 'shocking failure' that African Americans are 'harassed and threatened in their own country'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Former President George W. Bush in a statement on Tuesday condemned the ongoing presence of racism in the US while urging Americans against "looting" and "destruction."
Bush's statement came amid ongoing, nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, a black man, died after a white Minneappolis police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes.
"It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country," Bush said.
Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday spoke out against systemic...
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