“I look at him and I really do think that could have been me. That could be me, pulled over for speeding five miles over the speed limit. That could be me with a busted tail light.
“That could be me who is just seen as a black man and not as the surgeon general of the United States — especially if I’m not wearing a uniform, but I’m casually dressed in my hoodie and tennis shoes and athletic apparel — and that could be me on the side of a road with a knee in my neck.
“I think really it’s why you have so many people angry and frustrated, because they saw that. They saw that. And they didn’t see George Floyd alone. They saw themselves. They saw their faces there with that knee on their necks.” – Surgeon General Jerome Adams.