PRINT - Sept Days - Montreal, 04/06/2020 - ARTICLE, Chinese
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Summary Translation: Yan Hong - This article discusses the recent incidents of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and the series of ongoing protests in the US and Canada, as well as the issue of racism in general. The article points out that racism has existed in North America for a very long time, and has a very deep rooted cause. The increasing income gap in between the rich and poor in the capitalist society has further marginalized the ethnic minorities in the bottom class. The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the issue of class inequality. Additionally, the ethnic minorities have been largely neglected by politicians because of the current election system, in which the majority rules. The article further points out that the focus of the ongoing protests is still on racism, not on class inequality. The tragedy of George Floyd will not be the last one, and similar protests will happen again.
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