'This shouldn’t be 'normal': Obama reacts to George Floyd's death

'Remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly 'normal,'' Obama said.

5/29/2020 11:00:00 PM

Former President Obama says the racism being experienced by African Americans and other minorities “shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America' in reaction to the death of George Floyd.

'Remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly 'normal,'' Obama said.

The former president said people must"remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly 'normal' — whether it’s while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park."

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Obama said that it mainly falls on Minnesota officials to investigate the circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death in police custody and that “justice is ultimately done.""But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station — including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day — to work together to create a 'new normal' in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts," he continued.

In his post, Obama shared conversations he had with friends recently “about the footage of George Floyd dying face down on the street under the knee of a police officer in Minnesota.” One friend whom Obama identified as a middle-aged African American businessman told the former president that he cried and broke down when he saw the video of Floyd’s death.

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The racism against Jews always seems to be normal. So why is that? Every day in this country seems to be hate a a Jew day by white Democrats, those Black people who hate Israel & Jews, when does that shit stop. I say it stops now & hate crime laws be equally applied. ⚜️. I💀('don't')say *Polish American* I say... 🌟 I am *}⭐️American⭐️{* of Polish ancestry... Not like niggalas they 🇦🇪African-American🇩🇲 Well then back to Africa 🌟 'nigga' 🌟 ~~~~~~~~ You came here on a boat here ticket🎟️ Carnival Cruise Kenya Obama🛳️*go

Ovama says..😂😜 Obama = 🗑 Obama RESURRECTED RACISM to new heights. or rather, lows. Racism2020_VOTE Too bad he didn’t do better when he was the most powerful man in the world. OBAMA BUILT THIS. BEFORE OBAMA, WE LIVED IN A HOPEFUL WORLD OF MLK. OBAMA BROUGHT ON THE HATRED, DIVISION, and VIOLENCE. Tell that to Biden, you ain’t black if a black person doesn’t vote for him?🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️

The riots taking place should not be happening in America. These are simply thugs and criminals. Black and white. Our cities are letting them do this. This is why people don’t even care about racism. They act like this! He directed his spy agencies to spy on a decorated General because the General made him mad.

I just love President Obama. I still wish he was president. And you can keep your Doctor! Oh more quotes from the president of race baiting It’s not normal....that is why it’s news. It was normal during Obama’s presidency....a few years ago. Who was president during the Ferguson and Baltimore riots? What sparked those protests, again?

Absolutely! Regardless your personal feelings about Obama This should be a goal for ALL of America!! This is an example of presidential speech. POTUS you might want to try it Open Letter to realDonaldTrump Yea cus this didn't happen under his watch This is the way a president is supposed to act. 👍 Thank you

Thats because BarackObama is anti police anti, white, gop; a traitor to usa and friend to our enemies; a fake christian marklevinshow seanhannity TuckerCarlson LouDobbs But protesting to the point of burning your own community is just fine with you, isn’t it Obama BarackObama JoeBiden I agree... no more ... I hope VP Biden that you have several MIT grads making sure we have no Russia interference in this election. TeamJoe

Garbage in and out so what’s New Mr O. I don't know if you folks at BSNBC have noticed, but racism is NOT the normal in 2020. Have you noticed how many white folks are outraged by the bad cop in Minneapolis? You're ignoring that, of course. I remember this happening more frequently under the Obama Administration.🤷🏽‍♂️

He had a chance to do something and he did what he always did. Not a damn thing. ObamaGate Trump has done more to help black communities than Obama in less than four years. Take a seat Barry This guy needs appointment to SUPREME COURT!! it was perfectly 'normal' from 2008 to 2016... why should now be different to him?

You had 8 years BarackObama and didn’t do anything. Barry Soetero was the worst president this country has ever had. He was president for two terms but did nothing to heal the communities and bring them together. Well it was totally normal when Obama was in the White House. Black cops kill black people. I always thought it was a police problem and not so much racial. A lot of people become cops for the power, the superiority.

Then this b!tch should have done something about it, the only time I saw Obama move heaven and earth was when he conspired to stop Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday. Obama is a neoliberal and doesn't give a f*ck about racism or police brutality What a hypocrite. And other MINORITIES' TF Former President Obama is a traitor and it looks like he might end up going to prison for the rest of his life.

But Democrats keep running the cities into the ground, paying lip service to their constituents, spending $ on themselves and well connected “service providers & consultants”! Community Organizer Obama’s district in Chicago is no better off than when he was chosen for office! Such phony sentiment. This man allowed his hometown Chicago to have record-setting murders....how often did Obama address that? He only addresses the race narratives because he's a snake in the grass. I hate the dishonesty Democrats wield.

God I miss the Obamas 🥺 Says the guy who worsened race relations more than any other recent POTUS. He called the Baltimore protesters thugs. He needs to GTFO here Looting, vandalism, bullying old disabled people. Sure racism, wiretapper.

Barack Obama On George Floyd: “This Shouldn’t Be ‘Normal’ In 2020 America”The former president called on Americans to 'create a 'new normal' in which the legacy of bigotry no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.' He’s completely correct, but how many of these type of incidents happened on his watch?

Obama on death of George Floyd: 'This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America''This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America. It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better,' Obama said in a statement, weighing in on the death of George Floyd. In one word he said more than Donald J. Trump ever has. 'Vote.' Thank you President Obama - you are who I listen to in my hours of doubting this Nation. I truly miss you as our voice and as our President. VoteForJoe Every year there are victims of black death, certainly racist, even though the majority of whites do not think so. That was the work of a person.

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Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George FloydFormer President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis. 'This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America,' he wrote. Obama said this in reference to the point that many people in America would like life What can we expect? We have an abnormal president. That turd doesn’t even know how insignificant he is ObamaGate ObamaGate

Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George FloydFormer Pres. Obama releases statement on George Floyd: 'This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America.' Yet he did little as POTUS to protect our brothers. Smh What is his statement about riots and looting of black owners businesses in Minneapolis? I can’t breathe! GeorgeFloydprotest BlackLivesMatter GeorgeFloyd GeorgeFloydWasMurdered GeorgeFloydMurder OmarKamal

Barack Obama on George Floyd Killing: 'This Shouldn't Be 'Normal' in 2020 America'Barack Obama on George Floyd killing: 'This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America' You prosecuted 1 officer out of 5,000 cases involving killings on the job. Gtfo. He sent national guard to Ferguson and called people in Baltimore 'thugs'. Wasted his chance to do anything bout it. You caused it 🐀💩👹🐍