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What Rodney King, Eric Garner and George Floyd Have in Common

Many people do not understand the real reason the recent police murder of George Floyd has incited such widespread rage, civil disobedience and disenfranchisement from our government and political system.  Let’s take a closer look at the death of Eric Garner. Like Floyd, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old African-American man and father of six, gasped “I can’t breathe” eleven times before suffocating in a […]

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We Are All George Floyd

In the last hour of his life just over a week ago, African-American Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe … please stop.” He deferentially asked Derek Chauvin, the white officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck, to remove his knee, repeating, “Please, please, please.” As the world now knows, Chauvin didn’t listen.  Generally, fanatics don’t listen—whether they are religious zealots, racists, sexists, […]

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | The Real Reason Behind the Mass Unrest

Anthony Silard’s article “The Real Reason Behind the Mass Unrest” was published in Psychology Today. Find it here.

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