George Floyd: A Martyr of the Digital Age

Easter and Derek Chauvin trial intersect in 2021.

Josh Gane
6 min readApr 6, 2021

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George Floyd was/is a martyr, and he died a martyr’s death. To accept him as such — as an essential social icon who died for a necessary cause, whether or not he was directly aware of it, or not — is to understand his death in the context of the digital age and its relationship to racial-inequity awareness in…

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Josh Gane

Freelance Writer; Former writer @ RapTV; Former College Writing Instructor; BA Philosophy UNC; MA English NC State.