After the brutal incident of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020, the topic of racism has rised again all over the globe. How horrible is to treat someone differently because of their race or colour. Those racist makes them feel inferior just because they are dark and like this is still happening in this modern 21st century. Imagine if it happens to you how would you feel and thus we should voice out this topic as much as we can because no one has the right to make you feel bad or abuse you for who you are, based on your race and colour.
When I saw that video of George Floyd being murdered on camera by those three racist inhuman cops among whom the one who choked him to death by resting his knee on Floyd’s neck till he died of pleading for his life. His last three words “I CAN’T BREATHE” has wrenched all our hearts which has now led to hardcore protests in America and which seems to continue for a while now. I was shooked, stunned and so mentally disturbed after watching the video of George Floyd death and still all those images are in my head like how come they killed him so brutally and the only justification given was George Floyd resisted arrest and was denying to get off his car and just for this the officers became so furious that they had to kill him just because he was dark and how could he resist to white peoples command. Was, what happened later was needed or it could have been avoided if it would have any white person in place of George Floyd.
Now after this incident everyone is pledging a slogan “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. Isn’t it so sad that in 2020 the hell of a modern century as we call it, we actually have to say “Black Lives Matter” as if it’s not obvious, as if they are not exactly like us i.e. Human beings.
The George Flyod case is getting international coverage and now the whole world knows about it but the truth is there are so many similar incidents which are happening in different parts of the world and are less reported. I have read somewhere that in the past the white people used to put black people in the zoo and told them that they were god mistake. I literally don’t get it that how difficult it is to understand that we all are humans first regardless of our skin color.
What has happened is so wrong and unethical to all levels and we should all be outraged by this violence and injustice.We must do more than just condemn racism, we must oppose it at every step and actively fight against it because every life is sacred and we are all humans first.
Everytime a death like this happens, people rage about it, makes huge headlines all over and slowly the world moves on, and then a few weeks later something else happens and we’re outraged again and then we move on again. We have to stop that cycle but no one knows for how long this world has to face racism I think it will stay forever because we change those who wants to change but we can’t who are rigid to it. We just have to implement measures to avoid it from happening again.
So how to fight with racism in your community ?
1. Stand up for the people who you see being harassed or attacked due to racial issues because when the public stands the bullies lose their power.
2. Educate your children and the people around you about the equality of people regardless of race , colour, culture, nationality.
3. Support movements and organisations who works for the elimination of racism.
4. Be a witness whenever you a see a person in a position of power mistreating someone in any way and don’t be ignorant because if you ignore then you’re also supporting them.
5. Be a good listener and listen to people if anyone wants to say something or you believe that someone is hurt ask them about the incident and speak up.
6. Look for opportunities to speak out about racism in everything you do and make people think about it .
We must remembere what Martin Luther King, Jr tried to teach the world who sought to raise the issue of racism, to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. His only goal was racial equality all over the nation.
“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” “Seeing is not always believing.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thats why it has been said that “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people”.