The recent killing of George Floyd by Police has sparked a wave of protests in the United States as African Americans are demanding a fair trial for the departed soul and change in behaviour.
The protests have expanded to Europe, Asia and Africa as people took to streets and protested against so-called Racism globally and police highhandedness. The death of George Floyd has given birth to a new Black movement called “Black Lives matter “.
Racism in the modern era is a curse and it is pity that the developed nations like the United States of America practice such malpractices which are against the social norms and sheer violation of international human rights.
United Nations prohibits all types of violence against minorities, Migratories and vulnerable communities and the African Americans are No Exception.
The Recent Unrest in wake of Killing of George Floyd on account of Police Brutality shows that the white supremists ideas still exist in the great powers and the hatred against the black community still haunting them even in a developed country like America.
One wonders that the country with a 100% literacy rate can experience such incidents of injustice and maltreatment against the black nationals who are migratory of Africa.
According to some experts, the hatred between black and white is too old as White Americans have never accepted the Black Community by heart as they consider themselves as superior due to their white colour. The National Laws and International Human Rights grant equal rights to all the communities regardless caste, Creed, Religion, Colour, Race, Language or origin, therefore any racial discrimination against any race tantamount to sheer violation of Human Rights.
The Killing of George Floyd by Brutal Police has sparked Global Protests in Europe, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world Protesting against Global Racism and Police Brutalities against the minorities or African Americans.
African Americans have been the target of Violence and have not been given the equal citizenry rights that are enjoyed by their white communities.
George Floyd’s death has fuelled the Movement for black Americans and their struggle for rights has been expedited. The Slogan “Black Lives Matter” has been echoing in America has grabbed global attention against the brutal use of force against African immigrants in the United States of America.
The Racial unrest in America has weakened Trump’s tirade against China holding it responsible for Covid-19 and certain engagements in Africa for Development Initiatives under its Popular One Road, One Belt Initiative.
Historical Background: The Great Migration:
The Great Migration was the relocation of more six million African Americans belonging to Rural South areas to the developed cities of North, Midwest and West during the periods of 1916 to 1970. The Great Migration was caused by Civil war that depicted the white supremacy across the south during 1870 and the segregation policies that impacted African Americans and became the law of Land for many years.
The black people were forced to make their living working on the land as per some historians that During the period of Great Migration, The factory wages were reported to be three times higher in urban North than that of African American working on the field in rural south just making the basis of Social and Economical injustice or Racial discrimination.
The great migration expedited as a result of World War I as the demand for industrial labour rose in North, Midwest and West as European immigration ended to the United States. The recruiters lured African Americans to come to North and West Defence Productions but still, the lower wages were awarded.
There were some riots in 1919 that lasted for 13 days and 38 People died and over 537 were seriously injured and over 1000 black families became homeless.
The Great Migration started a new era of political activism and the Civil rights movement. The Great Migration ended in 1970.
Detroit Riots of 1967
There were serious violent riots occurred between the African Americans and the city’s Police department that started on July 23, 1967, and lasted for just five days. Over 43 People died that included 33 Black people and 10 white. Hundreds of people seriously injured while over 1000 were arrested and many important buildings were burnt in uprising and protests.
The cause of the riot was reported as Illegal drinking Club hours and Police raided the bar and arrested over 82 African Americans that included some war veterans. The riot was so violent that Army troops were deployed to quell the violence.
The Historical perspective heralds that the black community has always been deprived of their citizenry or civil rights and the white has always maintained their supremacy in Political Activism and Economic opportunities while the black community has always experienced the racial discrimination and social injustice.
According to some experts that current protests and riots, as well as that, happened in history carry some resemble lance based on frustration, resentment, social injustice, racial discrimination that has been caused due to the high number of unemployment or under unemployment African Americans.
The African Americans have not accepted by heart by the white community as they consider themselves superior to Black based on the colour that is unjust and against the democratic and social norms.
The World has responded to this brutal act of Police against George Floyd and demanded from the United States for Fair Trial and Exemplary punishment for the Police Official who kneeled on the neck of late George Floyd despite being aware that he would die of suffocation. Such an Inhuman act clearly shows the prejudice against the African Americans on the part of White Supremacy.
It was insensible to arrest peaceful protesters and International journalists who were covering the event. The Police Brutality went unstopped raising the concerns of the Black community. Trump has already lost the credibility to treat all the American citizens regardless of their ethnicity and the recent incidents have impacted the US relations with African nations as Trump has used derogatory remarks against Africa while china has got the leading role in Africa by investing in Infrastructure and helping African Nations with development loans and Grants.
People protesting around the world have heralded the dirty face of Trump towards black Community that has given rise to the ” Black Lives Matter” Movement as protesters globally raising voice against the Police brutalities and racial Discrimination around the World.
George Floyd’s death has fuelled the spirit of protesting against Social, Racial and Economic injustice against the communities globally and demanding fair Trial and equal rights for all the citizens of the state irrespective of their race, religion, colour and ethnicity.
The Racial unrests in United states as a result of Police Brutalities has impacted Globally and the protests even in Turkey and Iran show that people are annoyed at such inhuman act on the part of Protectors of Human being who are tasked to protect people rather than killing them on the pretext of racial hatred and misuse of authority.
The Police brutality has tarnished the image of the United States as a democracy since it has already lost credibility by blaming China and WHO for the pandemic. The Trump’s unethical remarks asking Governors to dominate has also sparked protest and anger against such Social and Economic Injustice targeting African Americans and it has already affected its ties with African Nations.
The Career diplomats have already cautioned against racial discrimination as Trump has paralyzed the foreign Policy of the United States and has been isolated in the world.
The recent racial unrest , covid-19 situation and imprudent policies of Trump administration has paved the way for the Joe Biden in upcoming Presidential elections as America has been losing the control over the world Affair ever since it started blaming China for the massive outbreak of Covid-19 –A standoff started with trade row and ending with escalation on Covid-19 .
The Racial unrest has sparked they worldwide protests as people around the world have raised voice against the Police brutalities and demanded legislations to curb the powers of police for torturing and killing people in encounters on the basis of racism ,language , religion , caste or ethnicity .