Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

LGBTQ Victory Institute released the following statement about the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin:

“We are relieved that George Floyd’s killer was convicted for his actions, but this is one trial for one murder. True justice would be George Floyd returning home to his family last May and an erasure of the trauma caused by his death. True justice is an end to police killings of Black and Brown people and a national commitment to end systemic racism and white supremacy. But this is a step toward justice, and history proves these steps cannot be taken for granted. George Floyd has ignited a movement that continues to inspire and has forced many to look at themselves, and their country, more critically. Today is a step – one of many needed – on the long road to true justice for Black Americans.”