Black lives cannot breathe for centuries. Now that Covid 19 pandemic asphyxiates the world’s health and economies – we cry for air, for justice, for protection, for solutions, for humanity. We can feel a bit in our own white skin what Black people endure for centuries, every moment of their existences. We White people can usually chose to not worry about it most of the time. This is a choice never available for Black people. Black people can’t breathe for centuries and again even less than us White people during covid 19 crises. Shaw we White people keep our choice of not worry about? This choice is our most macabre privilege. This choice make us less human.
In the photo, we have George who was killed in the USA but also 2 other people who were killed in Brazil.
Marielle Franco was killed about 2 years ago. She was a very important human rights politician and activist who dedicate her life to investigate crimes committed by the police – people who was killed for the police without justification. Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro and his sons are under investigation as it seams that they might be connected to her assassination.
The third image is Joao Pedro Mattos, a 14 years old boy who was killed by the police in a favela in Rio. The police invaded his house and killed him without justification. This happened only few weeks ago in Brazil, before George got killed in the USA.
It is very important that we talk about it and make it to stop.
Black people were used as slaves in the whole American Continent for centuries. After we “gave them freedom” – they become and are still the most marginalised people, the poor, the criminals of our irresponsible society.
The situation in the USA and Brazil is exploding as a pressure cooker – because the population realises that they are already dying in the middle of an epidemic of covid 19 that is truly out of control and plus they still need to face this level of violence from the police always. The police and the government should be there to protect the people and not to kill more people.
It is too much…