the “black question” and the origins of racism in the United States

A look at the history of black Americans, a painful story in a divided country. In the 1960s, after the end of segregation, they became full citizens, but even today they are still far too often regarded as second class citizens. Decryption.

The death of George Floyd, a black American who was choked under the knee by a white police officer, on May 25 confused the United States, where protests against racially motivated police violence continue.

Erin Ogunkeye, journalist for France 24, places the murder of George Floyd in a broader historical context of racial oppression and segregation in the United States.