Freud’s Anniversary Festival
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China News Service, Washington, May 26, title: Freud’s Anniversary Ceremony, American Race Dilemma Still In between.
“One year, what has Freud’s death changed in the United States?”
The black man George Freud was violently enforced by the white police On the first anniversary of the death, this question was repeatedly mentioned by American public opinion on the 25th.
p > May 25, 2021, local time, New York, USA. People commemorated the first anniversary of the death of George Freud, an African-American man.
Last summer, the Freud incident spurred a wave of protests against racial injustice that swept across the United States. “Black people’s fate is also fate” changed from a protest slogan to the name of the street on the north side of the White House. Calls for the removal of historical statues and commemorative signs involving racism in various parts of the United States have not ceased. The Gallup poll shows that as of May 2021, about 10% of American adults regard racial injustice as the most pressing issue facing the United States, compared with less than 4% before the incident.
In addition to changes in public opinion, the Freud incident has more or less directly promoted the reform of local police law enforcement in the United States. According to statistics from the Associated Press, in the past year, at least 1,800 bills related to police reform have been reviewed by the state legislatures across the United States, and 36 states have signed relevant legal measures into effect.
“The stimulus effect of Freud’s death on public discourse cannot be overstated, not only on police reform, but also on how racial issues are embedded in the policies of public and private institutions.” The New York Times pointed out that the Freud incident reignited a movement, allowing the call for “racial equality” to touch almost every aspect of American society. “This scale has never appeared since the civil rights movement in the 1960s.”
In April of this year, Freud’s principal culprit, Drake Chauvin, was charged with murder and manslaughter. He was convicted, but his sentence is still uncertain, and the trial of the other three former police officers involved in the case has been postponed. Just as the case was “sentenced but not sentenced”, Freud’s death also has uncertainties and realistic challenges to the subsequent impact of American racial issues.
Statistics from the “Washington Post” show that since 2015, about 1,000 people in the United States have died in the process of police shooting each year. Among them, the proportion of African Americans killed by police is twice that of whites. Times.
“If you feel that nothing has changed, you can’t be completely wrong.” USA Today reporter Brigg, who followed the Freud case, commented on the 25th that the incident has passed one year ago. , People’s support for the “Black People’s Fate” movement has gradually disappeared, and the African ethnic group is still suffering from “Freud Moments.” Systemic racial discrimination is like a “leaky faucet”, “when you suddenly look back and find that the pool is full”.
One year later, Freud’s family was invited to the White House, but the police reform bill named after him is still stagnating on Capitol Hill. Republicans who emphasized “law and order” struggled fiercely with Democrats who emphasized “racial equality”, and some states controlled by the Republican Party even “rebound” on the legislative agenda, further tightening enforcement measures.
U.S. President Biden issued a statement on the 25th after meeting with Freud’s family, saying that the conviction of the former policeman who murdered Freud is an important step towards justice, but the United States cannot stop there. To achieve real change, the American judicial system must have both responsibility and trust.
The “Wall Street Journal” commented that a year after the Freud incident, the extensive and in-depth debate on race issues still disturbed Americans. Behind people’s controversy, what cannot be ignored are the epidemic health crisis and economic difficulties caused by racial inequality.
“A year has passed, have Americans become more sympathetic to minorities?” National Public Radio (NPR) casts the perspective of Freud’s anniversary report on the “U.S. Changes in social compassion” on.
Siegel, a public policy professor at Arizona State University, gave a positive answer to the above questions. She said that in the past year, the United States has revoked some laws or behaviors that were unfair to minorities. “Every generation is pushing it forward. In general, I see progress. Although sometimes it is two steps forward and one step backward.”
Between advance and retreat, the United States fights for race The work of justice and true equality continues. As Brigg said, “Freud’s misfortune is not the first, nor will it be the last. People should remember and strive to be optimistic, believing that changes will come partly because of him.” (End)</ p>