RECENT RIOTS IN USA
- George Floyd protests resulted in the death of 30 people recently
- Now in August 2020 Fresh riots seem to have broken out in USA against Police Brutality against African Americans after the shooting of Jacob Blake
LEBRON JAMES STATEMENT
- He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history.
- “I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as black people in America,” James said
PERCENTAGE OF BLACKS IN USA
- 4% of the U.S population is of African Americans
- Total population of USA 32.82 crores
- Police in the US city of Kenosha fired tear gas and pepper balls to disperse protesters as the governor of Wisconsincalled out the National Guard during a second night of unrest after a Black man was shot in the back multiple times by police as his three children looked on.
- On one hand far left groups like ANTIFA are gaining popularity after Trump’s ban, on the other hand U.S is also witnessing a rise of white supremist groups who are fuelling more hatred in U.S after the riots
RACIAL DISCOURSE IN USA
- The dangerous myth of Black on Black crime is also often referenced during discussions about members of the Black community being killed at the hands of law enforcement. An argument that is typically used to imply that Black people accept killings within the race, but only take offense when white police officers are responsible for the deaths of Black lives.