‘Everybody has their eyes on America’: Black Lives Matter goes global
Calls for racial justice demonstrate how the US is still a moral and political touchstone. "The asphyxiation of Floyd in Minneapolis by a white policeman, excruciatingly captured on video, has prompted people around the world to examine their own national and personal histories of prejudice and racial injustice. Just as the #MeToo movement sparked a global upheaval in attitudes towards violence against women and women's rights, Black Lives Matter has triggered an international clamour for racial equality." Africa Editor of the Financial Times, David Pilling, analyses.
From Financial Times