How To Educate Yourself About Racial Discrimination
The racial tension that’s escalated over the past weeks is heart wrenching to say the least. I’m not one to write about politics online but the tragic death of George Floyd in the US has inevitably touched my heart and other hearts around the world.
In the light of what happened to the late George Floyd and the utter chaos in America accompanied with global protests, it would be wise to speak to friends and family and air your opinion.
The Way Forward
Resorting to violence is not a solution but educating blacks and whites as to why and how we as black people have experienced oppression and racism is the way forward. This venom isn’t going away anytime soon. We need to go back to the books and drawing board.
Black people have been through the horrors of slavery, denial, torture, uprooted from the motherland Africa and even denied there language. Black mental health matters right now because not only are we in the middle of Covid-19 epidemic, we are experiencing a second epidemic of racism. Yes, this is what racism is. It’s an epidemic which we face daily.
Black people have been walking on eggshells afraid to speak their mind due to the fear of being called trouble makers. But enough is just enough. We cannot keep silent any more, we must speak up for justice and make this world a better place.
I have spent the last five decades living with racism, I’ve heard my parent’s experience about the racial tension back then in the 60’s, 70’s. My first hand experience of racism in the 80’s, 90’s and to this day in the 21st century means nothing has changed.
I am mindfully using my platforms to educate and not to vent so hang on tight and stop by regularly to read my posts and my experience of racism. Let’s not be complacent, let’s join the revolution.
Let peace, justice and righteousness prevail!
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