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Monday, September, 26, 2022

USA: The radical demand of the anti-racist George Floyd movement

Joe Biden wants to restore the spirit of the country in the moment of absence and protest and win the White House. He only says “vote in November”, but this approach may not help him achieve his goal. One week after the protests began in the United States in the 2020 election, Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and a Democratic nominee, published a video message urging his audience to imagine the life of a black man in the United States. “Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl,” he said. “Imagine that in Starbucks, the police ask you to lie on the ground.” “Anger, despair, and tiredness (from this way of treating blacks) are undeniable,” he added.

This was a strange month for many blacks across the United States. The coronavirus virus kills black people mercilessly, and a number of notorious murders have been reported in Georgia, Kentucky, and Minnesota, most recently with the death of George Floyd by police, which has led to nationwide protests.

Dozens of protests rocked the city of the United States on Saturday and Sunday. Angry people have taken the streets over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police. Protesters have blocked freeways and highways, set fires, and battled police with batons and tear gas, sparking pain and frustration on the streets.

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Three months have passed since Biden’s victorious speech in Colombia and he won the by-elections in South Carolina. It hasn’t been long since Saturday, and protesters are now saying they want more than what was proposed for the 2020 election. Not only do they want justice for George Floyd’s death, but they want political and economic change in a way that prevents the death of another black man during detention and no more footage of black death on social media.

“I’m tired of being out all the time,” said Dovin Moon, 21, of Colombia, one of the hundreds of protesters. “I’m tired of having to protest for anything.” Sierra Moore, 24, who took part in the protests with her grandmother on Saturday, held a placard reading “No justice, no peace.” He has similar views to Devin Moon. He points to a variety of racial groups that have gathered at this point to go to the State Assembly building. Standing next to Moore is someone holding a placard with the same theme: “Respect me or expect resistance from me.” “I don’t think there will be such a change,” Murray said of the vote. “We have been promised for years and we will run in the elections, but everything remains the same.”

Ms. Moore’s remarks have similar sentiments from her counterparts and should be considered by politicians, civil rights groups, and Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee who has promised to unite after defeating rivals. “If you want a change in the United States, register to vote in November,” said Kisha Lance Batem, the mayor of Atlanta. But interviews with Democratic activists and senior figures, including Stacey Abrams of Georgia, a longtime leader of civil rights, Jesse Jackson, a former presidential candidate, and Ayana Persley, a Massachusetts Democrat, show that, contrary to Kisha Lance, I think: “Democrats want votes, their leaders need to understand why people are angry and listen to people.”

Stacey Abrams called last week’s events a confirmation of her claim, saying such things happen when people are disappointed and their pain is not treated. “You can’t provoke someone to behave in a way that you don’t believe will change,” she said. “Now is the time to ask people what they really feel and why their fears are real.”

While Biden endeavors to win the election, blacks are one of the most important groups for Democrats. In his speech on the death of George Floyd, he made it clear that we are an angry nation, but we must not allow ourselves to be limited by anger. “We are a tired nation, but we will not allow this fatigue to defeat us,” Biden added. “The American spirit is in jeopardy,” the former vice president said, stressing tensions between police and black communities.


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Now, maybe, the time for Biden’s priorities to be tested, but black voters want the change beyond what the former vice president of the United States has in mind. Activists and elected leaders say that in order to mobilize polling stations, people’s demands for change and the realities of racism must be taken into account. But Joe Biden, a former vice president and one of the architects of the modern justice system in the United States, cannot confront the inequalities and shortcomings of the system simply by speaking out against racism in the country. These flaws go back to before Trump. “Our demands are not small,” Jess Jackson, a former presidential candidate, said in a recent interview. “Trump’s removal is not enough for us.”

For Biden, victory in South Carolina is a milestone in campaigning. Analysis of the population revealed that he was supported by all walks of life, but his main secret in this victory was to return to the black vote; A society that trusted Biden more than any other candidate. The Bedouin black community believes that a nominee can oust Trump from the White House. But Biden must work harder to win the November election than ever before, and not be content with the current coalitions that led to his victory in the qualifying round. Biden must give young voters a promise beyond Trump’s removal from the White House and answer for their troubles today.

On the political front, a working group of justice experts has been formed, supported by Bernie Sanders, Senator Vermont. Biden recently released a plan for black Americans, part of which refers to the economic inequalities of black society and their right to vote. “Biden is a consensus builder, and if surrounded by right people, quality should serve him well,” said Jackson, reported on the New York Times, who previously supported Sanders in the primary. But Stephen Benjamin of Colombia says Biden should overcome his mistakes. He said he would certainly support Biden against Trump. “The greatest asset that every candidate has, for better or for worse, is authenticity,” Benjamin adds. “I think people will gravitate to that authenticity,” he added.

Thousands gathered in downtown South Carolina on Saturday to share the pain of their racism. The old state parliament, which was also set on fire during the civil war, is now witnessing the presence of people in the new building with the same demands of the nineteenth century.


On Saturday, the building witnessed the presence of thousands of blacks demanding their right to live without fear. “It seems that raising our voices is no longer enough,” said Kayla Berbaham, a 28-year-old student who escaped Trump’s speech at their university. “Our problems go back only a few months and a few years,” she added. It contains the history we have lived here. “We no longer have to go out just to say we are here and we are important.” She says her grandmother was a slave and even her name comes from a time when slavery was common in the country.

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Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Counter-terrorism expert, research scholar, and Founding Editor of The Eastern Herald.


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