Mohammed Ali Why is everything white?
This is such a powerful speech from an interview with Parkinson. I must admit that I am and never have been a fan of boxing. Two people relentlessly causing one another physical harm is not really my thing. But I can recognize awe inspiring wisdom when I see it.
More than a year following the death of George Floyd it appears that we have begun to see more cultural diversity represented on television. When I was researching #blacklivesmatters I was surprised to see that the movement began in 2013. It gained traction on social media following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February 2012
This inspired me to research other words that contain the word black. Here are a few that I have found.
Blackguarding. Blacklisted. Blackballed.
My favorite thing to do as a child and still today is to watch Disney movies. Thinking of all of my favorite Disney movies I was reminded that many of the villains wore black.
Maleficent, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, the evil queen in Snow White and the Seven dwarfs, Hades in Hercules and Jafar in Aladdin. I feel that I was almost conditioned to believe that white was good and black was not. Thank goodness I understand that we are all the same regardless of color or creed.
All the best