I’ve surprised myself complaining about the fact that the drowning of a Gambian brother under the eyes of passive Europeans, did not appear on any headline from the main newspapers.
But I’ve always wondered what we expect from having more headlines about our problems. Because it wouldn’t have changed anything to this issue. Having more people talking about Pateh’s tragic death won’t bring him back to his family. It won’t give other migrants their dignity.
So what do we expect. I’m one of those who think that education is key,but right now I’m questioning the way the process is supposed to work. Those people who think that it is okay to watch a man dying without offering help, and even enjoying the view, they might wake up the next day and go get their favorite newspaper. They might be hit by the picture of that man they watched drowning. They might read his story.
And then? Are they supposed to realize how despicable they’ve been? Are they supposed to suddenly be aware that this man drowning deserved to be saved, no matter his skin color? Are they supposed to CARE?
Because, to be honest, I don’t believe in these. I think that someone that is able to hang a man to a tree and pose in front of the dead body, will not suddenly realize that he’s inhumane. I think that someone that is able to pursue and cut into pieces another man alive, will not suddenly realize that he’s inhumane. I think that someone who’s able to torture and rape a woman, will not suddenly realize that he’s inhumane. I think that someone who sends an innocent young boy to death row, will not suddenly realize that he’s inhumane. I think inhumane people never realize how disgusting they are. I think they have to be strongly wrapped in their vicious reality to do such inhumane things.
So I’m tired hearing complains about black people tragedies not being interesting to the mainstream medias. I’m just thinking the priority shouldn’t be to re-educate devils, but to work for the new generation, those minds that haven’t been filled with shitty beliefs. Those minds that are free from stereotypes, discrimination and hate. Those minds that are still seeing each person as a simple human, on their same level.