“There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab. Neither is the white superior over the black, nor is the black superior over the white — except by piety.” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Imagine yourself under the knee of a police officer struggling for dying breaths and whole public picturing you in their latest smartphones. This is what happened recently in Minneapolis, in San Francisco with George Floyd, one of the ordinary American black African.
The racial violence is not a new bee in America. The US has long racial terror history which treats Black man as a proxy for criminality or as a substitute for criminality. In the US the black man triggers a high sense of threat or sense of life threatening.
The Black man is ignored in the job interviews, in college admissions and other opportunities and are tagged as “incompetent”. White people think they are supremacist and are intelligent.
In history, there used to be a “slave trade” were capturing, selling and buying of enslaving persons were common. Slavery is a primeval act that has been in the world since ancient times. Enslaved persons were taken from the Slavs and Iranians from antiquity to the 19th century, from the sub-Saharan Africans from the 1st century CE to the mid-20th century, and from the Germanic, Celtic, and Romance peoples during the Viking era. Elaborate trade networks developed: for example, in the 9th and 10th centuries, Vikings might sell East Slavic slaves to Arab and Jewish traders, who would take them to Verdun and Leon, whence they might be sold throughout Moorish Spain and North Africa.
Including blacks too were sold in throughout the regions and mainly Americans rented them and from that time Americans think that blacks are only for slavery. This mind-set followed those traits for centuries and still, blacks are perceived as incompetent and low paid slaves in America.
George Floyd is not the first victim, Ahmaud Carbery, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown and hundreds even thousands others are killed on the basis of racial discrimination in the US. The US leaves no mark of devaluing the blacks and has never seen black people as worthy of protection of their rights.
Being black in America is alarming and blacks are arrested for being black.
“I feel like we are treated differently than other people, I don’t like how we are treated in just because of our colour doesn’t mean anything to me. We are black people and we shouldn’t have to feel like this, we shouldn’t be protesting for our rights, it’s shame that our mothers and fathers are killed” says the little girl from Charlotte in her speech.
Racial discrimination leads to unbalanced society and creates chaos as now ongoing in America. We need to diagnose this racial bias and cure it. We keep offering education as a solution to all racial and discriminations in the world.
Committing billions of dollars to greater education and providing the best infrastructure to create an innovative atmosphere and opportunities for blacks, this does not boil down the racial hate and injustice. The book will never stop the bullet shooting from the gun toward unarmed black American.
The longer classroom times are not going to save black stopped by US police illegally. In order to combat racial and injustice towards the black US shall expand the vision and mission of what actually civil rights mean. We must include battles against races violence in our understanding of civil rights. This never means we dislodge the education but it means that racism and white supremacy are a disease that needs to address and solved. In America, More than four-in-ten say the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality, and there is some scepticism, particularly among blacks, that black people will ever have equal rights with whites, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey.
Opinions about the current state of race relations – and President Donald Trump’s handling of the issue – are also negative. About six-in-ten Americans (58%) say race relations in the U.S. are bad, and of those, few see them improving. Some 56% think the president has made race relations worse; just 15% say he has improved race relations and another 13% say he has tried but failed to make progress on this issue. In addition, roughly two-thirds say it’s become more common for people to express racist views since Trump became president.