George Floyd and the Tragedy of Selective Outrage

Mural in Minneapolis. Photo from This is Colossal

Something is truly awful about this world. Well, many things are, but this particular problem has been bothering me of late. It was not just the sight of an American policeman kneeling on a black man, ultimately choking him to death. You do not need my confirmation that it was a truly horrific and disgraceful incident. Everything that needed to be said about the murder of George Floyd and police…