Which part of the world do you find racism in? The answer to this can never be any particular region considering with assorted degrees of its ferocity and footing, a racist mindset is found everywhere in the world, although the point to understand is a racists’ sense of privilege and this is from where the problem begins. Since a mere verbal abuse is old school now, but a privileged racist aware of the perks; he holding the higher ground for being the citizen of the state, he lives in, where he can even shoot or throttle a man to death right in the middle of the road; not by just anyone but a policeman and still hold little consequences.
The inability to discern a human life worthy on the basis of its color is concern enough. The world in the whirlwind of all force majeure year 2020 bought upon, man’s own made problems and that also an innocent man’s live lost at the hand of a man who’s supposed to protect it, blinded by racial hatred is poignant and contemptible. U.S. has a richer history about its shameful maltreatment with African-Americans than about any glories to celebrate or rich cultural background and it still holds the beau ideal image in front of the world. The seemingly impenetrable White privilege and American dream.
A white police officer in the middle of the street, in broad day light, channels his entire body weight on the neck of a black man begging for his life, is how life has always been for Black in United States of America; suffocated and made hard to breathe cause the white-privilege noose around a black man’s neck is tight and heavy. The day-to-day reality of a black man.
As Geroge Floyd murder riots went global, the entire world is on one page but the question should be, on which page U.S. law and order is? When a white male shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand opened fire on a mosque full of Muslim worshipers, how many people know where the proven guilty Brenton Tarrant right now is, who killed 51 Muslims while streaming live the whole massacre, who had been very carefully, leaving behind satisfied protestors and victims, given no punishment suitable enough to such an act, been removed from the scene never to be mentioned again, but imagine him being a middle-eastern Muslim or an African. The treatment and punishment would have been clearly very different and he will not be the only one paying for the deed but probably also the country his ancestors were to be from and also the religion he believed in.
British Solidarity with American black victims against racial violence and disparity was also very relatable to them, considering Black Lives Matters’ is a slogan that British are in need of as well. Despite of the coronavirus pandemic, number of people that came out protesting was bigger than it was expected. As been told, racists are a race that is found everywhere, from Paris to Amsterdam to Auckland, people coming out as the voice of Justice for Geroge Floyd are also voicing and scrutinizing their own concerns.
The Slogans people came out holding, some of them stating ‘We are not Muslims that we will sit back silent while being Killed’ is a statement that should embarrass all the Muslims powers of the world, who sit and eat at the same table with those who are killing their people, while they only settling their personal scores.
How about what has been happening in India? The recent Narender Modi’s treatment putting a 200 million Indian Muslim population at stake, quivered the entire Muslim and non-Muslim world population with disenchantment, not to mention Indian policies toward Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) in the 73 years old history of the country, has been condemned by many countries, especially by its long-standing rival and neighbor Pakistan, a constant standing issue in the UN till date. Why a certain color and a religion is always to be blamed? Here is where the fifth-generation warfare, the hybrid-war kicks in.
The foundation of a racist may vary from region to region but the psychology of a racist doesn’t. The pivotal quality each one of them seem to possess is the sense of security, they one way or another are ensured by the state they live in. This sense of security, that is developed in them by growing up in an environment where they are taught and presumed to be the stronger and superior being. It is time, this is tackled and dealt with accordingly. That being said, it is still a long road ahead, but let’s just start from calling an apple, an apple not an orange. Let us start with ensuring the law to be pernicious and fall equally on each of the reprobate, eradicating the sense of superiority of one human over another in the eye of the law.
The Writer is Analyst, Social activist and a public speaker at youth conferences.