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The death of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) after being arrested by the police, caused angry people to spill out onto the streets to protest, demanding an end to racism. ethnicity. The wave of protests turned into riots, looting and arson, causing a lot of socio-economic damage to the "flower country". What happened shows that, despite many advances, American society still has many injustices.
Luther King's Unfinished Dream
Martin Luther King was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Six years after graduating with a degree in sociology, in 1954, Luther King received the priesthood of the Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During his adulthood, Luther King witnessed and was also a direct victim of racism in American society, which prompted him to follow the path of fighting for human rights. From 1955 to 1956, Luther King led the Montgomery "Boycott Bus" campaign, in which people of color refused to use buses after an African-American woman was arrested by police for refusing to use the bus. give way to a white man on the bus. With the court ruling that discrimination on buses is unconstitutional, the "Boycott Bus" is considered one of the first and important victories of the human rights movement in the US, becoming became an inspiration to other civil rights activists across the country.
Considered one of the great human rights activists of the United States, Luther King led the civil rights movement with a policy of non-violence and a way of peaceful struggle. In 1963, he gave the immortal speech "I have a dream" (roughly translated as "I have a dream") right at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, carrying the belief of a just society. and equality. The speech prompted the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or sex in the United States. Also in 1964, Luther King became one of the youngest winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, many of the first black delegates joined Congress, the military, and important agencies of the United States.
However, Luther King's life full of glory and turbulence ended at the age of 39, when he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. More than 50 years have passed, people around the world still remember Luther King as one of the people who devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the cause of fighting for human rights. Luther King is also on the list of the most admired people of the 20th century. Hundreds of cities and towns across the United States named their streets after him. During his career in the fight against apartheid, Luther King gave thousands of speeches, geared towards the dream in which black children and white children held hands as brothers. Many historians believe that the civil rights movement of Pastor Luther King not only demanded justice and equal treatment for Americans of color, but also the whole world.
Luther King's peaceful struggle is still a guiding light for social movements demanding equal rights for people, opposing racial discrimination in American society and around the world. In fact, despite achieving certain achievements towards the dream of a harmonious and compassionate society, the United States still has problems that are detrimental to people of color. For decades, the United States has always faced racist-related violence. Some typical cases can be mentioned such as: 1980 was a racial riot in Miami, Florida; 2001 was the riot in Cincinnati, Ohio, after police killed a young black man; 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri; 2016 protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the police shooting death of a black man...
Conflicts that are difficult to resolve
A series of major conflicts between police and people of color in the US has sparked the "Black Lives Matter" movement, also known as "Black people deserve to live", to protest against police discrimination. . “Black Lives Matter” is inspired by the slogan “Black lives matter” by the women during the 2012 protests, demanding justice for an African-American teenager who was injured. Volunteer as a neighborhood guard shot to death. Thousands of Americans have taken to the streets, peacefully protesting against the use of force by the police to cause death, especially against people of color.
However, the number of violent cases of black people killed by police in the US is still alarming. According to statistics in the American Journal of Public Health, between 2012 and 2018, an average of 2.8 police-related deaths per day, of which, non-white citizens are at higher risk. . For every 100,000 people incarcerated, 2.4 African Americans die, while the rate among whites is about 0.7. A special website called "Fatal encounters" was also set up in the US to record police-related deaths, where readers can trace the origin of the victim.
Recently, an American political scientist shared with the press that the excessive strictness of the police towards African-Americans is partly due to racial prejudice. Most people of color are very poor, many people are mistaken for street gangs and criminals, so the psychological stress is easy to see when there is a conflict between them and the police. In addition, many police officers in the US also consider themselves to be "on another level" and are allowed to do many things. Over time, this rigidity has led to unfortunate consequences, like the one that just happened in Minneapolis. Even high-ranking US officials admit that racism exists in America.
The death of black man George Floyd
According to analysts, the death of Mr. George Floyd is clearly the direct cause of the protests, but in fact there are other deeper reasons. The Covid-19 pandemic has left more than 100,000 Americans dead and more than 40 million unemployed, exposing economic and medical inequality for African-Americans. Therefore, just a small spark is enough to blow up the long smoldering. Besides, if you carefully evaluate the riots in Minneapolis, it can be seen that many white people also participate to protest against the arbitrary police. They, on the one hand, expressed support for the community of color, on the other hand expressed dissatisfaction with the socio-economic situation in the country. Therefore, the death of a black man is likened to a "drop of water" that leads to unrest. In addition, experts also said that the riots occurred because of "political" reasons, when the US presidential election was approaching However, for whatever reason, it must be admitted that racism and discrimination are still a serious disease in America, as long as the "white supremacy" mentality persists and life The life of the African-American community in the "land of flowers" has not been improved.
However, for whatever reason, it must be admitted that racism and discrimination are still a serious disease in America, as long as the "white supremacy" mentality persists and life The life of the African-American community in the "land of flowers" has not been improved.
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KC McGee from Where I belong on August 01, 2021:
ChubbyBimal (author) on August 01, 2021:
Every person have their own ideas and viewpoint.
Please tell me which one makes you disagree.
Never deny untill you know.
KC McGee from Where I belong on August 01, 2021:
The way the Marxist Democrats define racism is nothing but bull sh*t.