In light of the amazing movement towards peace, solidarity and unity in Australia, following the horrible siege, I would like to express my pride and joy in what is also a deeply saddening time…. #iwillridewithyou #terrorismisnotareligion
It does matter if you’re black or white (or in-between) actually, and I think it may have to MJ himself, too.
It matters because the world is DIVERSE.
Diverse in cultures, colours, language, customs, religions, practices, opportunities.
Diverse in access to shelter, safety, stability, fresh food supplies, health aid and financial support.
Diverse in EDUCATION, access to it, the content of it.
It matters because the colour of peoples skin has determined their social status globally, since colonisation. White supremacy has determined ownership of land, and distribution of money, care, respect and justice.
To deny this history, and the effects of such blatantly racist, inhumane actions, and to deny the existence of ones cultural heritage, is to deny part of their identity.
“Fit in or Fuck Off”
In other words, demanding that all citizens of a country (like Australia) be part of the ONE EQUAL, HOMOGENISED TEAM that thinks and…
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