The slogans were the same, but they felt different in this foreign land, drifting through the air in a mix of Cantonese and Mandarin: “Five demands, not one less!” and “Free Hong Kong, revolution now!”
One country largely untouched by anti-racism protests so far has been Brazil, a striking fact for a society so scarred by the history of slavery and economically divided along race lines.
In the broad sweep of American history, certain years stand like grim mileposts. The year 1968, bathed in blood and drenched in sorrow, is one. The year 2020 may be another.
Bristol’s Black Lives Matter protests this Sunday concluded with the toppling of the public statue of a slave trader, Edward Colston, celebrated for decades by the city as a mere “philanthropist”.
Love needs years to succeed, brutality minutes. We just saw an evidence of that on May 25 in the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States.
George Floyd’s life followed the trajectory of many slain black men but his death has launched a revolution. His 6-year-old daughter Gianna, who used to ride sky high on his shoulders, proclaimed, “Daddy changed the world!”
Dogs do not trade in dogs but humans do. Yet, they are called beasts and we aren’t, they are leashed and we aren’t, unalloyed bias. But I am not surprised at all because bias seems to be the signature tenor of our society.
Sure every life matters no matter what colour or caste or the boxes that humans seek to put them into. However, that’s very good on paper. Reality is different. And tiring (“Protests over Floyd’s killing spread across US,” May 31, Gulf Today).
A six-year-old girl student, who went missing on Saturday in Rajathan’s Tonk district, was found allegedly raped and strangled to death with her own school belt on Sunday, police said.