South Africa: A Call to Global Action to End Injustice Against African Americans

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The injustice that killed George Floyd has deep roots that need to be well examined and destroyed. America must reboot her own romanticised narrative by telling her children that the history of the land of the free did not start with the revolution that sent their British cousins sailing back home across the Atlantic.

The death of George Floyd is a tragic event that has shocked conscientious people across the racial and political divide. This scar on humanity's conscience can only be removed with the sounding of a death knell against injustice and discrimination against African Americans and all disadvantaged racial minorities across the globe.

The Black Lives Matter movement has indeed made their presence felt in the United States of America and they must be commended. But just like the ANC could not stop apartheid without global support, African Americans need the solidarity and support of governments, private institutions, individuals and multilateral behemoths like the African Union to be able to effect meaningful change in how America treats her citizens of African origin.

If the knee-jerk responses to Colin Kaepernick and his allies are not to go in vain, then the strangulation of George Floyd at the knees of...

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