After George Floyd's death while in police custody, McDonald's issued a silent tribute video that said Floyd "was one of us," as were other victims of racial violence. The world's largest fast food chain said it saw those victims in its customers, in its employees and in its franchisees, too.
In the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody, protesters have for days taken to the streets of Milwaukee and other major American cities to demand an end to racial injustice. The strength in numbers and the persistence of the protesters has prompted a number of companies to declare solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and vow to improve diversity and end racial discrimination in the workplace.
Patricia McManus got off to a rocky start as interim Milwaukee Health Commissioner after her appointment in early 2018 after she told a local radio audience that "the science was still out" on whether vaccines cause autism. The Journal Sentinel reported at the time that "her comments drew sharp criticism from several experts in the field."