Lynching In Minneapolis Speaks of the Ineluctable Grammar Explict in American Racism

George Floyd’s death Monday summons our nation’s racial reckoning. Photo Credit Associated Press

The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis Monday is yet another grotesque marker of the American lynching ritual that has become tragically commonplace.

Floyd, 46, died in police custody in a manner that reminded Americans — especially American blacks — of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray. Floyd, like Gray, who died…