MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked on her show Friday if white people were "capable in large numbers" of "grieving for the loss of a black child."
Mitchell pointed the question at author Connie Schultz, who had written a column asking white people to "listen" amid the unjust death of George Floyd, according to the Daily Caller.
"Are white people grieving?” Mitchell asked. “Are they capable in large numbers of grieving for the loss of a black child, or a black woman in her bed in Louisville, or is there something different this time, because they witnessed eight minutes and 46 seconds of a murder?"
Mitchell was referring to Floyd's death, and the death of a Louisville woman named Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police after a no-knock warrant was issued.
Protests and riots have exploded across the world following the death of Floyd and Taylor—many having led to killings and widespread destruction by rioters.