The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd. We express our condolences to his family and his death is a horrific reminder that we must never relax our guard against racism and injustice, in any form.
Black men and women in particular, and all others throughout our nation should not fear harassment, abuse, or even death in the communities they reside, and when this happens there is still something deeply, fundamentally wrong in this great nation of ours.
Governor Murphy stated, “George Floyd should be alive today, not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human dignity — as a matter of our nation living up to one of the most basic of our founding ideals ‘that all are created equal.”
As multiple generations endure various forms of systematic discrimination, we are now witnessing many communities uniting to peacefully stand up against the American legacy of racism and oppression.