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I would like to talk to you about something very serious and something that's a lot bigger than entrepreneurship. It’s a lot bigger than then marketing, it's about life, and it’s about the world we live in.
So you've probably heard of what happened to a man named George Floyd, who was brutally murdered by policemen in Minneapolis in the US.
If you don't say anything when stuff like this happens, then you're no better than the people who committed these acts. So I usually don't engage in controversy and everything. But this is too close for comfort. It is way too close for comfort.
So the first thing I want to say is, you know, if George Floyd was guilty of anything, he was guilty of being black. The cops were called for a like a forged 20 dollar bill. OK, so we're not talking about, like, a briefcase full of million dollars or something. It's a 20 dollar bill. So they called the cops for this.
And so you can imagine that the cops didn't materialize and teleport there. Which means that the guy was still there around the restaurant or something where he ate and he was still in his car, you know, having a chat with his friends or something.
So what does that tell you? It tells you that if he was actually using fake dollar bills and stuff, he would have fled the scene ages ago. Right. Which means that the guy didn't know. He had no idea.
Let me tell you something, because I will tell you stuff that some of you guys here might not know. And it's not your fault if you don't know.
OK, I'm going to explain why. So the thing is there are millions of fake dollar bills in the US. And if it was a white dude who came in there and paid with a fake dollar bill, no one would have ever checked that it was a fake dollar bill.
So it could happen to you if you're in the U.S., you've probably paid with a fake dollar bill. You had no idea. Nobody checked. Nobody called the cops. Nobody did anything. So in this case, because it was a black dude, they started checking if it was like a hundred dollar bill.
This is when people start checking, but they check that dollar bill, first of all, because he was black. So they call the cops and the guy ends up dead because of one fake twenty dollar bill.
The guy died in horrible, horrible circumstances. The police guy had his knee on his neck for like eight minutes or something. He died for nothing. Nothing.
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And the reason why it really hurts is because, again, as I said, it’s too close for comfort. You have no idea what's going on and people can't blame you. You can't fully blame people for not knowing. The reason is that if you're not the target of these things, then you don't notice them.
People don't realize this, but I cannot even remember the number of time times I have been arrested and stopped by the police when I hadn't done anything. So back when I was in France, I was used to getting stopped by the police for nothing. Just for being black.
I'm going to tell you how hard it is, you know, depending on where you are to be black.
One day I was just going to university. So it was noon. I was walking a pedestrian street right across the road. And I see two people on motorbikes right there. But they had like black helmets and were dressed in black and stuff.
When I was crossing, I saw that they were looking at each other. They nodded something. And then I was walking the pedestrian street. And next thing you know, they left the road and started like chasing me in the pedestrian street with people, like moving like left and right and screaming and stuff, just like in the movies.
They pushed me against the wall and they're police, you know, drop everything, where are you going and blah, blah, blah. So they put me against the wall. And obviously, well, if you're a bystander or you're just walking, you said, oh, look, they caught a drug dealer or something.
I was going to university. I had a briefcase or something to go to school. It was noon. It was broad daylight. So they held me there for like fifteen minutes asking me something like, where are you going, what you're doing and blah, blah. I'm like, dude, I'm going to university. What's your problem?
Well, it turns out that I matched a description, which was an African looking black male. And for this, obviously, that's me. So they had me look like a criminal, like a drug dealer or something.
And then afterwards they just left. It was so humiliating. And the stories can go on and on………….