The white skeleton is out of the black cupboard: it’s time for the world to tackle racism head on

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Livia Johnson, an organization leader for Warriors in the Garden holds a up her hand in a raised fist as she stands in front of hundreds of protesters as they marched from Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle through Times Square and down 5th Avenue. Picture: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images
Livia Johnson, an organization leader for Warriors in the Garden holds a up her hand in a raised fist as she stands in front of hundreds of protesters as they marched from Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle through Times Square and down 5th Avenue. Picture: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

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We are all playing horrified, but we knew it was there all along, George Floyd’s last breath has just but spat it out for us to grapple with. Unless it is painted or consciously burnt, this skeleton will never be black enough to match this pitch-dark cupboard of despair.

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