The US Air Force’s top enlisted airman wrote a passionate post voicing his outrage over the death of George Floyd in police custody and his desire to change things for the better as protests continued to erupt across the country on Monday.
“Who am I? I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force,” CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright wrote, expressing solidarity with black men who lost their lives to police brutality.
“I am George Floyd,” Wright, the second black man to become the Air Force’s top enlisted officer, wrote. “I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice.”
“Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks,” Wright wrote, “I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes.”
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