Racism

A Black man’s tale of racism in Hungary

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   This story is painful and sad but coming from Hungary, I’m not really surprised. The same Hungary that will lock out sick and hungry Syrian refugees!
       A British/Zimbabwean photographer, who goes by the name @Dcmorr on instagram, took to his page this morning to share a heart breaking tale of racism in Hungary. Below is what he wrote;
Hungary is a deeply racist society. I have been here nine years and people insult me all the time. some one said to me on the Metro “Hey monkey, where are your bananas?”. I can cope with that. Just don’t touch me. I have a scar on my forehead, a skinhead came up to me with a bat and hit me on the head, to bash my brains out. As soon as i get my passport I am leaving.
I am happy I am alive. My brother was murdered in Vienna. Pushed under a train. They still haven’t caught the person that pushed him under the train. There are cameras everywhere. If a dog was killed they would have caught the
person. I spent two months there, all my money went . They would not even let me see his body. I said you cannot bury him and finally they let me see the body. My brother, same father, same mother. What can I tell my family?
    

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Using Sports to fight Racism

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SAY NO TO RACISM

         The world has always witnessed cases of racial discrimination in sports, particularly football and I’m pleased with some efforts made by FIFA and UEFA in broadcasting anti-Racism messages during sports matches and creating the awareness that the idea of Racial superiority is evil and undermines the fundamentals of human equality. Racism and other forms of discrimination threatens human rights, justice and equality.
     UN Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere urges all States “to take appropriate measures to harness the unique potential of sports to debunk racial superiority discourses, mobilize people and convey messages about equality and non-discrimination”
   Sports can be an instrument of creating equality and discarding the evil trend of racism, segregation and discrimination, seeing that there are many multiracial teams who are able to put aside race and ethnicity and focus on what they love to do. The world would be so much better and the cause of humanity would be further propagated if we learn to see that no race is superior or inferior. EVERYONE IS EQUAL AND UNITED BY HUMANITY!

Written by Olisa Lotenna

Racial injustice in U.S (Pictures from Ferguson protests)

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   This picture really pierced my heart and propelled me to write about the persisting racial discrimination in the United States, an issue that has long been on my mind. Perhaps, it is a good coincidence that I can sight a very great example from the shooting and killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri and the violent protests that erupted after. His name was Michael Brown and he was shot six times by a white police officer even though he had his hands up.
   I wont speak much about this issue, I believe that the pictures speak louder. Ferguson is a town that has two-thirds of its population as blacks but has a police force that is 90% white. I think this does so much to potray the economic and social marginalization of black people in Ferguson and America at large. Whites get away with little punishments for the same offence that blacks serve lengthy jail terms, Whites are employed for the same job opportunities which had black applicants with higher qualifications, a black man with a prison record is considered almost unemployable but a white man with the same record is still considered, blacks often find it difficult to get justice when the offender is white… and the list goes on and on. Truth be told, the United States is far from being the ‘Free for all land’ that it claims to be. Racial discrimination and equality still thrive but many don’t want to talk about it…what we should realize is that not talking about it wouldn’t make it go away.
       Here are pictures of the black community in Ferguson protesting the murder of an unarmed black teen boy, shot by a white police officer. They are desperately seeking justice, which they are afraid might elude them.

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A protester carries a "Don't shoot" placard which was the main slogan of the protests

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Angry black protesters were on the streets even at night

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Protesters protest indiscriminate police shooting of blacks and carry a long list of people believed to be killed by the police
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Police try to disperse angry protesters in Ferguson with tear gas and grenades
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Policemen violently arresting a black protester during Ferguson protests
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This placard pretty much summarizes the truth of the whole event
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The scene where black teenage boy, Michael Brown was gunned down with six bullets by a white policeman
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Friends and relatives mourn Michael Brown at a memorial