#iwill Ambassador Joana
There has never been a time where I didn’t care deeply about the injustices that plague our society, including racism. However, since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016 and especially since the murder of George Floyd earlier this year, the urgency and severity of eradicating racism has been made particularly apparent.
Personally I’ve found the recent discussion around the BLM movement has helped me realise just how much power and privilege I have that I need to utilise, and all the different ways in which I can contribute positively as an ally. I’ve also become so much more conscious of institutional racism, systemic racism, and other forms of covert racism that we don’t deem as the really obvious forms of racism that we know how to deal with. Social action, therefore, has never been more important. It is up to us to create the version of the world we are proud to love in.
I am not proud of the world we live in right now, but I am proud of the people, especially the young people, who are working for a better world. I hope that’s something we achieve for the future generation.