Black Lives Matter

Along with the civilised world I was horrified by the racist murder of George Floyd.

This type of brutality needs to be confronted directly, with justice clearly seen to be done whenever and wherever it occurs.

Our human rights organisation WITNESS has been helping groups monitoring police violence and they are all over this.

At Real World, we fully support Black Out Tuesday and I hope these protests will not only lead to the addressing of the problems at the root of this, but also encourage a worldwide look at how each country is dealing with racism and religious persecution within their own borders.

In some parts of the world today many families who have lived for many generations in those countries are being forcibly removed; the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Palestinians in Israeli-occupied land, Muslims in India and the Tibetans and Uighurs in China. 

At the same time politicians are trying to win support by fuelling nationalism and racism for their own gain. If we don’t like the way things are going we have to speak out and act. The world can only be what we choose to make it.

– pg