Racism Is A Global Pandemic
While Covid-19 masks are becoming a cultural icon of social responsibility and good citizenship, the world witnessed the brutality of the people that are supposed to protect all of us. On May 25, the death of George Floyd—a 46-years old Black man—who took his last breath as a U.S police officer kneeled onto his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, has once again ignited the ongoing fight against racism.
Some might feel they are not concerned by this event as it has happened far away, but the reality is that racism doesn’t have a geographic boundary: it can manifest anywhere. Yes, even in Japan do people of color (POC) experience racial injustice, microinsults, gaslighting phrases such as “What I said/did is not racist” or “Why is it always about race?” or fetishization which is pretty much racism wrapped in a pretty package and actually manipulative and dehumanizing.
Rage, frustration, and helplessness don’t appear out of anywhere, it is a product of…
This is only a snippet of a Tokyo Travel Article written by Serah Alabi
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