May 25, 2021 marks one year since the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd. He was a father, a Minneapolis resident and a Black man in America. The murder, which was caught on video and widely viewed, sparked global protests last summer and a national reckoning not only with racist police violence, but with the white supremacy that is embedded in American institutions.

Derek Chauvin, the police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd until he was dead, was found guilty of murder on April 20, 2021. Now, one year after the killing, Youth Voice contributors share their thoughts on justice, racism and police brutality in our country.