What started out as a peaceful day at the Washington monument picnicking. Ended in turmoil. I almost died. And I wasn’t even protesting. I’m traumatized. I am black in America.
When the dark murder of Ahmaud Arbery lit up every news outlet, I was scared.
When I was six years old, I was convinced there was a creature in my closet. Staring into the dark abyss between its two folding doors, I imagined the monster taking many different forms. First it was a werewolf, then a swamp monster, then a vampire. Its goal was to torment me or worse, take me away from my family. It was there. I was sure of it. And yet when I called out to be rescued by my father and he courageously flicked on the closet light, I realized what many people don’t until later in their lives; that the dark creature had never lived inside my closet. The only monster that had ever existed in my bedroom was inside my mind. I had been betrayed by my very own brain. For twenty-four years since that moment, I have held back the urge to climb on to my roof and share my discovery with every soul in earshot. “FEAR,” I’d scream, “IS A LIAR.”
Racism is something we have to be aware of, and we have to take action on it. It is harmful to those who have daily to do with racism. It will have effects on them. They feel like they've been bullied.
Let me preface this article by saying I in no way think this is going to change anything. I know one person alone isn't going to change the world, and I know it's going to take a lot more than me writing an article about how I feel about the black lives matter movement. But what I have to say needs to be said, and it needs to be said by a lot of people to make a difference.
Let me sound this out for you all. BLACK 👏 PEOPLE 👏 NEED 👏 MORE 👏 THAN 👏 YOUR 👏 WORDS👏
So I’ve been sitting all day thinking of how I want to respond to my overall standpoint and support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and my perspective of what happened in downtown Boston on May 31st, 2020.
Cities are more important for our lives than many might think. Cities are densely populated settlements with diversified industries, uniting manufacturing, tech sector, healthcare, education, and a long-range of other services available at the highest level. Cities are innovative and powerful, shifting status quos and influencing the rest of the world. Every aspect of the cities’ structure plays a crucial role in shaping their uniqueness, charm, success, and the future.
I DARE YOU TO READ ALL OF THIS. EMOTIONAL RANT
Hi. So I woke up one morning and found out that my country (India) was placed under lockdown due to Covid-19 and that we weren't allowed to move out. I guess many of you would have experienced the same in your countries. This virus has taken us all aback and our governments have been reeling under immense pressure to somehow stop this pandemic on one hand and save people's lives and to help the plummeting economies on the other hand.
It has been revealed that the Covid 19 Pandemic which began in Wuhan, China has led to an increase in incidents of hate crime against people of East Asian and South East Asian descent. Hot spots for such incidents have been formed in Asia, Europe and the Americas. There has also been an increase in Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and anti-Semitism.