Time' Magazine Cover Spotlights Black People Who Died Because Of Systemic Racism

published 04.06.2020 18:20


Surrounding Kaphar's painting are the names of 35 black men and women, whose deaths were a result of systemic racism, says Time.

Time magazine's June 15 cover continues this conversation about police violence, featuring a black mother, with her eyes closed, holding the blank outline of a child.

In addition to Floyd, people are calling attention to other police killings, such as Tony McDade and Dion Johnson.

In the last two weeks, following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, the country has been steeped in conversations and protests to demand justice for Floyd and call attention to police brutality and systemic racism.

Though Kaphar acknowledges his hopelessness as the country memorializes yet another black person lost to police violence, he writes: "I can change NOTHING in this world, but in paint, I can realize her….