Singer Kerry Washington persisted that the “fight for justice is not over” after former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd.
George Floyd’s murder reignited a spark in the Black American community. The Black Lives Matter protests were carried out throughout the country as people raised their voices for justice. Police offer Derek Chauvin was convicted on Tuesday of all three charges he was facing: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Once the verdict was announced, celebrities of colour took to their Twitter to celebrate the news as it is a huge win for the African American community fighting for justice.
However, It’s Time To Dance songstress emphasized the fact that it may be a time to be grateful for justice being served but there’s still a long way to go to change the system. According to Kerry, there’s still “a lot of work to do” to continue seeking justice.
The 44-year-old singer took to her Twitter to remind her fans that, "A guilty #verdict. But this fight for justice is not over. We have a lot of work to do. There is more fight ahead of us.”
“But RIGHT NOW please take CARE of yourself. And let's take care of each other. Prayers and love to the family of #GeorgeFloyd (sic),” she added.
Other celebrities such as Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Evans, Colman Domingo, Yvette Nicole Brown, also tweeted their feelings after the news of Derek Chauvin’s conviction broke. Some are rejoicing, some are still furious— but one mutual ground is that the fight must go on!