Andre Johnson, President and CEO of The Detroit Recovery Project was quoted in a recent article in the USA Today speaking about the George Floyd trial.
Andre Johnson, CEO of the Detroit Recovery Program, a drug addiction support program, said people relapse because of inadequate resources. The Chauvin defense “really sheds light on how people of color, Black people, are treated when they have an addiction. What they are failing to do is treat George Floyd as a whole person,” Johnson said. “The fact that he used drugs is not why he died. He died because he was a big Black man and a white man did not value his life.”
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