Former US President George W. Bush has called on Americans to investigate the country’s ‘tragic failures’ and to collectively move forward for equal justice.
Violent protests erupted in the US over the murder of an African-American man, where the former US president has now also given statements on it.
On May 25 in Minneapolis, a white police officer briefly stabbed George Floyd’s neck with his knee, leading to his death.
Violent protests began in the US after his death, killing at least five people and arresting more than 4000 people and causing billions of dollars of property damage.
George Bush said that he and his wife, Laura, ‘are troubled by injustice and we fear it will destabilize our country.’ Bush said in a statement on Tuesday that he does not think it is his time to speak, rather it is his time to listen. He said that he thinks peaceful marches are right for the country
He said that it is time for America to look into its tragic failures. The only way to look inside ourselves is to hear the voices of those who are unhappy. Those who try to silence those voices do not know the meaning of America.