American Spring? Nice ring to that … here’s hoping! …
“The US police force is heavily militarised, thanks to the transfer of surplus military goods to law enforcement departments across the US for decades. The scenes playing out across the US today have renewed worries that the militarisation of police has created a climate among law enforcement that encourages excessive force.”
Once again the minorities of the US have had to take to the streets to make their case that is mostly ignored when tried to handle in a civilized method.
We all remember the ‘Arab Spring’ from a decade ago when people took to the streets to protest the injustice and corruption of their leaders.
And now the US has joined the movement.
Today, the George Floyd protests could become the spark of an “American Spring” of justice and equality. Interestingly, the Arab Spring was every bit about social justice in the MENA region as the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement is in the U.S. As diasporic scholars who lived under the dictatorship and through an uprising that led to substantial changes during the 2011 Tunisian Revolution, we acquired a critical understanding of the complexities and layers of social movements. Thus, we posit that the similarities…
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