5 Ways to Confront Racism
The following is an article by Pastor Sam Mills’ personal blog samuelmills.ca
The recent news of the tragic deaths of two unarmed black men, 25 year-old Ahmaud Arbery and 46 year-old George Floyd, have sent shockwaves of sadness and anger throughout the world. Arbery was jogging through a southern Georgia neighbourhood when two white men shot and killed him. Floyd died in police custody after a white police officer pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck preventing him from breathing. Their deaths highlight the struggle with racism that persists in our society. Whether it is discrimination experienced by indigenous people in Canada, black people in America, Uyghurs in China, Rohingya people in Myanmar or the indigenous communities of northeast India, racism is prevalent throughout the world. The pandemic of racism is infecting and destroying the value and dignity of human life.
Racism is the belief that one ethnicity or group is superior to another, which often results in discrimination, prejudice, or control.