Last Thursday night, Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter, learned that her Saturday morning virtual commencement speech for Kansas’ Wichita State University would be cancelled. The following day, she responded with a tweet about so-called “cancel culture” and free speech, and then posted a recording of her speech in its entirety.
Hollywood stars, including Justin Bieber, Anne Hathaway, John Boyega and Viola Davis, are outraged over the death of George Floyd, and have lashed out at the racist treatment of black people in the US.
Rihanna‘s fashion and beauty brands stopped operating on Blackout Tuesday in a statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Statues of figures connected to colonialism and slavery have been ripped from their plinths in the United States and around the world since Black Lives Matter protests were sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May.
Several dozen artists spray-painted murals and slogans on boarded-up businesses in Oakland, California, this week in support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd, an unarmed black man, killed by a white policeman.
The white, 45-year-old Chauvin gave his "condolences" to the Floyd family in a Minneapolis court, without apologising, before Judge Peter Cahill handed down a lesser sentence than the 30 years the prosecution had sought.