In his most acclaimed speech Martin Luther King about racism he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the contents of their character.”
Decades passed since the day Luther King gave his speech at that fateful day of the march on Washington. However, his dreams of race-neutral America are still far from turning into a reality. The marchers have left but it would seem as if that racism is here to stay. I want to start off by acknowledging that I am merely stating my notions of the issue of racism as a third-party observer.
Racism and the Black Community
I make no pretension to understand the struggles the African-Americans are facing in their battle against racism. However, I want them to know that I stand with them in their battles. Just as the rest of the world should.
Only recently following the death of George Floyd in May 25. A mere social media post “#Black lives matter” immediately turned into a full-fledged movement against racial discrimination (racism) and police brutality.
George Floyd a forty-six years old African-American man was subdued by officer Derek Chauvin. He was arrested for supposedly using a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. Racism is best seen when the life of a black man can only be equated to a mere $20.
A video of the encounter went viral showing the officer kneeling at Floyd’s neck for a total of 9 minutes. All the while Floyd was pleading for his life, Floyd was already lifeless when paramedics came. If racism could be summed up into one film, it would only last for exactly nine minutes.
Precious' only desire for the future is to be more human. The world we live in has shackled us in the limitations of practicality that we are taught that to be human is to be weak. She wants to change that narrative and attempt to prove that the best way to progress and equality is by amplifying our humanity. Believe it or not- she absurdly believes that this could be done through writing. On a more formal and boring note she has a journalism degree with plans to pursue legal studies in the future.