"Struggle is not a competition"
This was a quote I read online this week and it has resonated with me. I am a South Asian person of colour living in London. I have been racially targeted. I have been racially judged. I have been racially abused. However, I cannot and do not know what it is like to be black. What I do know is that the lives and the rights of black people have been ignored and disregarded. We are now at a point that we need to remind people that black people and black lives are NOT excluded from human rights.
I understand that the world is going through a pandemic right now. I understand that we are in lockdown. I know we need to stay 2 metres away from people from different households. I am not ignoring the existence of COVID-19. I know that every person out on the streets of London, and the other cities around the world, are also not ignoring COVID-19, but now is the time to stand up. Now is the time to make our voices be heard. Now is the time to protest. And now is the time to change. Enough is Enough.
Whether you are out there on the streets protesting for fundamental human rights, or you are at home educating yourself, you are part of an important movement that will facilitate change. Whether you are donating online and signing petitions, or you are having those difficult discussions with members of your family by challenging their thought processes, you are part of an important movement that will facilitate change. All I urge is for you to stay safe, educate yourself and remember, all lives cannot matter until BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Listen to this clip from Lekhika Chaudhary's radio show, where listener Kelly commented on how to win people over to your side of the argument.
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