Lately, after the killing of George Floyd, there have been large protests around the world against racism. I think the reason why the protests in America have had such a big impact on the world is because everyone had their own racist experiences ranging from insults to violence. For this reason, I think that people got inspired to hold their own protests against racism and the government, especially in western societies.
Because history repeats itself, this sort of situation happened in the French revolution where the people in other countries got inspired to protest against their government.
In fact, I think that the core of this problem is discrimination against poorer countries and people. Discrimination never happens against richer people and more developed countries. It’s always richer people and developed countries that are being racist against less developed societies. Have you ever seen any discrimination against the United States or countries like Singapore and France? – It’s mostly those countries that are being racist against less developed countries.
Even a thousand years ago, more developed countries were always being racist and bullying poorer societies. Thirty years ago, it was other foreign countries that were being racist to South Korea because it was one of the poorest countries in the world. However, after a few decades, when South Korea became richer and more developed, it is South Korea who is being racist toward other countries, mostly in South East Asia.
I doubt that if most of African and South American societies became more developed, black people won’t get the same treatment. In fact, it may be them who are being racist towards other countries.
In the end, I think the reason why the protests in America have had such a big impact is because people got inspired and influenced by other people and countries, causing them to hold their own protests. In addition, I think we must stop the discrimination against poorer societies.