Trevor Noah has spoken out about the death of George Floyd and the protests that broke out in the U.S. as a result. In an 18 minute video, the comedian explained systemic racism and how it is inforced.
“The video of George Floyd comes out, and I don’t know what made the video more painful for people to watch, the fact that that man was having his life taken in front of our eyes, the fact that we were watching someone being murdered by someone who’s job is to protect and serve, or the fact that he seemed so calm doing it,” he said.
The Born a Crime author said he was surprised to see Americans condemn George Floyd’s death. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that. Especially not in America. I haven’t seen a police video come out and just see across the board. I mean, even Fox News commentators and police chiefs from around the country immediately condemning what they saw.”
Trevor pointed out that the protests and looting were a result of people feeling unheard and frustrated. He said leaders should take be held accountable for the actions of their subordinates.
“We need people at the top to be the most accountable because they are the ones who are basically setting the tone and the tenure for everything we do in society,” he said.