MINNEAPOLIS — The United States is experiencing the most widespread racial turmoil since the violent backlash to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.
It’s a time of reckoning, particularly for white people, who may not treat black people differently, but every single day benefit from a system that does.
WGN reporter Mike Lowe is in Minneapolis to report on the memorial for George Floyd. While there, he had an uncomfortable conversation with his friend Chad Heslup, a man he’s known since grade school. A Chicagoan by birth, he’s now working as a teacher, coach and hip-hop artist in Minneapolis. During their conversation, you’ll hear both Helsup’s passion and his pain. Watch it in its entirety in the player above.
Heslup recorded a new song, and he said any proceeds will go to fighting for justice in Chicago and in Minneapolis.