George Floyd | Milwaukee BLM Protests

Special Coverage

This page features news reports published by Milwaukee Independent about the George Floyd protests, the related Black Lives Matter movement, and their impact on the local community in 2020.

Editorial Note: We have published extensive features about racism since the very start of our news organization. This special “Black Lives Matter – Milwaukee” category was created to compile the extraordinary coverage related to the death of George Floyd, and all the intersecting issues since May 25, 2020.

“At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem. It’s mine. People of color are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broke pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t. No one will let them in the apartment upstairs. This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.” – Banksy, [art © Banksy]