“History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we are literally criminals.” – James Baldwin

Upon the writing of this post the jury in the Chauvin trial is in sequestered deliberation. Often folks in reference to the trial have referred to it as the George Floyd trial. A common misnomer very casually reiterated because the defense have done all they could to defame the character of George Floyd taking the time tested tactic of blaming there victim. The prosecution have said that the policing system is not on trial, but clearly it should be. James Baldwin’s quote is embodied in the video that the New York Times has just released.

It was amazing to work with Mama Clark and her family as well as Ms Wanda and her Mom. Please consider donating to their foundations.

I Am Sac Foundation

Oscar Grant Foundation

Published by Jim Choi

Independent Film Maker based in Oakland, CA.

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