Many of you may have heard about the Anti-Racism protests that have been happening across the world over the past 2 weeks. You may be unsure of why they are happening and what they mean , so here is some information to help you understand.
Why are there protests?
The protests are a response to the recent death of George Floyd in America. George Floyd was a Black man who died after being held by police on 25th May. What happened to him has again raised the issue of racism in American society and the discrimination that many African-American communities feel they face in the US, particularly when it comes to the police.
What does Black Lives Matter mean?
Black Lives Matter is the name for the anti-racism movement that raises awareness to the discrimination that Black people face everyday across the world. This may be to fight for the unfair treatment from police or to gain equal rights in jobs and education. Saying Black Lives Matter does not mean other lives do not.
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is unfair treatment of one particular person or group of people. Usually the different treatment is because of the person’s:
This terrible event is an important reminder that discrimination is never acceptable and we should always remember to be kind to everyone, regardless of our differences.
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