Racism is alive in the U.S. and the world 

After the death of George Floyd, thousands of protestors have taken the streets to denounce racism

Racism is alive in the U.S. and the world 
George Floyd was asphyxiated by a white police officer in broad daylight in Minneapolis - Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP
English 31/05/2020 10:23 Mexico City Editorial Actualizada 10:33

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Racism is an unresolved issue all over the world; however, it has become an increasingly serious situation in the United States despite the abolition of slavery in 1863 since discrimination is rampant in the 21st century through police brutality against the black community. The most recent case of police brutality took place in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was asphyxiated by a white police officer in broad daylight when he was already handcuffed and didn’t oppose his arrest. The images of George Floyd begging for his life have spread all over the world, sparking outrage, riots, and civil disobedience all over the U.S. during a time when people are not supposed to gather in large groups amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The protests and riots remind the world of previous police brutality cases such as Rodney King, who was viciously beaten by police officers. The images sparked a series of protests and riots in Los Angeles in 1991, where the army was deployed to contain the African-American community. 
 
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For a country that has been governed by an African-American President, racism should no longer exist; however, that is not the case. Racism is only discussed when police brutality takes place; nevertheless, it should always be discussed and not hidden, as in the case of Mexico.
 
If the black community in the U.S. has suffered from racism for at least three centuries, what can Mexicans living in the U.S. expect, especially since the attacks against them come from inside the White House
 
In Mexico, the debate of racism hasn’t even started, even when it is evident that skin color rules Mexican society and where indigenous people are always marginalized, a situation that wasn’t reverted after the Zapatista movement in 1994. Despite the uprising, things are still the same, or even worse, for indigenous people in Mexico. 
 
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