Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Society is far from racist
June 10, 2020
Washington: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has spoken out from America about the Black Lives Matter protests. The opinion-maker argues that American society offers people the possibility to be themselves.
Hirsi Ali speaks out against the media. She is bothered by the fact that journalists draw a difference in skin color when it concerns the behavior of police officers towards black or white people, but not when it concerns criminality. “Then you don’t get the whole story,” says Hirsi Ali.
According to her, America is the best place on earth for blacks, women, homosexuals, transgender, or what have you, to be. “We have our problems, and so we must continue to address them. But our society and systems are far from racist.”
Black Lives Matter Protest
In recent weeks there have been large protests in the US after the death of the black arrestee George Floyd. Originally the protests were anarchist, with police cars set on fire and shops plundered. Over time, the protests have seemed to become more peaceful and more political.
The protests have also spread to Europe. Here they are, in the most cases, pleasant, with incidents and unrest here and there, but there is fear it can turn around.