“My respect for human beings is based not on the color of man’s skin nor authority he may wield, but purely on merit.” – Nelson Mandela
In recent gruesome event that took place in Minneapolis, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man, was brutally killed by four White police officers of Minneapolis Police Department on 25th May 2020.
It is imperative to press upon the color of the skin of the victim and the oppressor. It goes without denying that the white supremacy has been running at every level of the structural fabric in the western world. With centuries gone by in fighting against Black Slavery and White Supremacy, losing yet another life again to the evil forces blinded by colors shows not much has changed.
In a video surfaced online, a white officer can be seen kneeling his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes, where George keeps on saying “I can’t breathe!”, leading to his death. What was his fault? Counterfeiting a $20 bill? Or being a Black Man?
Floyd’s death has sparked protests – both peaceful and violent across the U.S. With hashtags like #ICan’tBreathe and #BlackLivesMatter taken the online world by storm.
But this is not all, killing of a hapless black man has also brought many evil practices of today’s world out loud. Jeopardizing the already weakened freedom of press, looting of stores, dying democracy, and dead leadership.
The government may have suspended the police officers whose hate against a community led to the death of an innocent man, but will it change our mindset?
In today’s world, we see many biases running around our daily lives: Gender Discrimination, Homophobia, Islamophobia, White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Bigotry, and more.
Who benefits from dividing human on the basis of color, gender, race? If only we could understand the power of diversity. If only we could know the ripples, we could send across the world by coming together!
Quoting Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.”
If I just talk about discrimination set against people based on their gender and color, it is shocking to know that over 28 million African girls between ages 6 and 15 are not in school, and may never even go into one. What gives us power to dictate terms and conditions to govern life of others? If death of George Floyd will not wake us up now, the whole world will fall in the deepest pits of hatred and violence which will be even more deadly than a pandemic.
Winning together at Yo2See by embracing the diversity:
Yo2See, a digital platform brings the world together across boundaries, religions, gender, race, caste, and color. In these sad times, we stand in solidarity with the friends and family of George Floyd and we hope this event wakes us up from the slumber of ignorance and hatred.
At Yo2See, we support diversity, be it our customers or employees. For us, celebrating cultural, regional, religious diversities is as important as life. Life of every single one of us is just as important as our personal. At Yo2See we are dedicated to help develop a network of local communities living across the globe to help each other by buying, selling, renting items they want. We hope our mission of empowering people by helping out each other fosters the tenants of embracing diversity in all forms. That would be a happy world to live in