Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has had to confront the issues of racism and police brutality after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in the United States of America sparked protests, not just in that country but across the globe, with protesters calling for an end to racism and police brutality.
The global movement to end racism has gained so much support across the world, with leaders and key public figures showing their support both on social media and in joining protest marches to urge everyone across the globe to treat one another as equals.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed, affirmed her support for the fight against racism in a recent tweet quoting the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. She wrote, ‘I stand with @UN SG @antonioguterres and will always fight against all forms of racism – and fight for a world where all people live with dignity. I stand with staff who are condemning racism. Together we stand in solidarity with the victims of racism everywhere’.
One of her followers, Mohamed Farahani, commented, ‘An opinion worthy of support. In fact, anti-discrimination is not war or hostile against a certain society; rather, it’s a matter of bringing mutual respect, social welfare and a better life for people regardless of skin colour, religion or ethnicity’.
Now more than ever, we all must come together to put an end to a plague that has continuously troubled mankind.
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