A lot of white people are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the past two weeks. But not all of this "support" has been well-received. This morning, House and Senate Democrat lawmakers took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence "in remembrance" of George Floyd, who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis last month, his death the final straw that ignited recent protests against police brutality across the country.
The gesture came on the heels of democrats announcing proposed policy changes intended to "crack down" on police brutality, CNN reports. This is biggest effort in recent years to reform police practices on a federal level, and is likely to face resistance from Republican lawmakers.