Racism cannot be 'normal' in US, Obama says of Floyd death


    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former president Barack Obama said on Friday (May 29) he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States.

    “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country.

    “It can’t be ‘normal,'” the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement.