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The Nightmare Continues! — Poster of the Week

I Don't See an American Dream, I See an American Nightmare

Scott Braley

Fireworks Graphics

Prairie Fire Organizing Committee

Offset, 1992

Berkeley, CA



George Floyd, another unarmed black American, was murdered on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota by another white police officer. The ongoing rage and outrage that understandably and legitimately erupted, led to demonstrations from Memphis to Los Angeles, with protesters setting fires in Minneapolis which continue to burn.

Most of the protesters wore masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 —which also puts the black and brown populations at greater risk than white populations. Four officers have been fired, but to date, none have been arrested and charged. Until that happens, there is nothing to protect against being killed by police if you are black or brown.   

CSPG’s Poster of the Week was made in response to another act of police violence almost three decades ago, when Glen ‘Rodney’ King, an African American motorist, was beaten repeatedly by Los Angeles Police officers on March 3, 1991. Unbeknownst to the police, a bystander, George Holliday, videotaped the beating and it aired on television throughout the world. The incident raised an outcry, as many people, both within and outside the African American community, believed that the beating was racially motivated, excessive, and an example of police brutality. Although 27 officers were witnesses and/or participants, only 4 were