Former US President Barrack Obama shade tears over the disheartening incident of the killing of George Floyd.
Obama, in a public address criticised Minneapolis police saying the incident was the most dehumanising account he has never witnessed in America.
Obama warned against racism witnessed against Black-Americans and Africa-Americans.
“My worry is how we have been raising our children with the white openly discriminating the Black-American children,” he said.
He said the trend must change.
The killing of Floyd sparked protest in America that has now spread nationwide.
The incident has elicited strong criticism worldwide with diplomats expressing their concerns.
Obama said the death of black man at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and the continued disparate treatment of other blacks and minorities in the United States, “shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America.”
“It can’t be ‘normal,’” Obama wrote in a Twitter post.
“If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better,” wrote Obama, who is the only black person elected to the White House.
[A photo of a police officer suffocating Floyd to death. Photo/courtesy].
The tweeted statement came as protests continued in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, who in a video of his arrest in Minneapolis can be heard telling cops, repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.”
A white officer, Derek Chauvin, held Floyd down by pressing a knee into his neck.
Chauvin and the other three officers involved in the incident were fired on Tuesday after Obama’s tweet.