George Floyd’s 2nd grade essay reveals he wanted to be a Supreme Court justice
Texas teacher, Waynel Sexton, says, 'I'm sure this isn't the way he envisioned being famous or bringing justice'
An essay written by an 8-year-old George Floyd has emerged, showing he had big dreams to serve his community.
The piece was shared by Waynel Sexton, Floyd’s 2nd-grade teacher, at the Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Texas.
For a Black History assignment, Sexton asked the students to write “How will you impact the future?” or “What will you do to make a difference?”
Floyd made it clear that he wanted to be a Supreme Court judge when he grew up and would work for justice.
As a boy, it seemed that “Perry,” as he was called by friends and family, understood the power that a judge yielded.
“When people say, ‘Your honor, he did rob the bank, I will say, ‘Be seated.’ And if he doesn’t, I will tell the guard to take him out. Then I will beat my hammer on the desk. Then everybody will be quiet,” he wrote.
The essay remains one of Sexton’s favorite memories of Floyd, who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day.
“My heart breaks for his family,” Sexton told CNN. “How could we have known that the little boy, the little 8-year-old who drew this precious, delightful picture about justice and wanting to be justice, 38 years later his life would be taken.”
She went on to describe Floyd as a “quiet” kid who “was a delight to have in the classroom.”
The irony is noted, “Sadly, I’m sure this isn’t the way he envisioned being famous or bringing justice.”
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