• Halimah Begum

Its 2020 and we still aren't a post racial society


A post racial society is a theoretical environment which is free from, racial preference, discrimination, and prejudice. Unfortunately, a completely post racial society is a dream for us rather than a reality. In the last few decades there has been a lot of progress in the journey to becoming a more post racial society. We have battled issues such as slavery, segregation, the holocaust and many more. However, the issue of racism is still prevalent, and its solving is not over yet. 


The ‘black lives matter’ movement was formed in 2013 in the U.S.A. This movement is dedicated to fighting racism and anti-black violence. The aim is to condemn the unjust killings of black people by the police.


In May 2020, we all heard the terrible news of George Floyd being killed. A white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest for around 9 minutes, leading to his death. George Floyd’s unjust killing led to an international movement and many protests seeking his justice. 


Hundreds of Muslims are being held in Xinjiang’s ‘re-education’ camps. These secretive camps, located in Xinjiang, could be viewed as the modern-day version of the horrific concentration camps of world war 2. The Xinjiang government have claimed they are for the purpose of ‘re-education’. However, many Muslims are subject to torturing and they are forced away from their own religious beliefs, with horrifying punishments for failure to comply with Xinjiang’s rules. It does not seem like ‘re-education’. The whole world remains silent during this. 


Those are just a few of the examples of racial prejudice still existing in our world. There are of course many more cases worldwide. We most certainly are not a post racial world. 


You can help the world become more post racial. 


You can start by educating yourself. Do your research and become informed of different cultures and religions, and what is going on around the world. Be sure to use sources that are verified and accurate.


Share the information that you learn with your friends and family. It is important that we educate ourselves and the people around us.


Sign petitions to help tackle the issue of racism and raise awareness. 


Do not treat people differently or look down on them because of their skin colour. We are all humans, and our differences are what brings us together. The sooner people realise this, the quicker we will notice a drop in racism.