My personal “Black Lives Matter” statement against racism

Dear fellow humans. These are extraordinary times. We are not living in anything close to ‘normal’ circumstances. It cannot be life as usual. We are emerging from Covid-19 lockdowns – a great equaliser. Then, the George Floyd moment assaulted us.

After seeing and listening to Don Lemon and Lewis Hamilton call out those who are silent, I add my voice to unequivocally state:

  • I abhor racism, injustice, violence and inequality of any kind.
  • Black lives matter.

We support the peaceful protests and social movements against injustice, violence, and inequality – especially the kind that is carried out disproportionately towards people of colour, the poor, the disenfranchised. I look forward to a world where we have unity, peace and equality, because we fundamentally understand, protect and respect ourselves, our fellow humans and our home, planet Earth.

1 June 2020