George Floyd. Daunte Wright. Breonna Taylor. Ma’Khia Bryant. These are all victims of police brutality because of their skin colour and race.
The Black Lives Matter movement first sparked in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Since then, the movement has erupted and only grew in stride in June 2020 with protests fuelled by the death of George Floyd by the hands of police. Even though the BLM movement does not seem particularly relevant to Hong Kongers, the message of racism and privilege can still be shared and applied. On a local level, we can show our solidarity by supporting anti-racism organisations such as the Hong Kong Africa Center and Christian Action‘s Ethnic Minority Centre that encourage diversity and inclusivity.
In attempts to better understand the movement, pop culture — especially TV shows — can be an effective learning tool for analysing the entrenched system of white supremacy and racism. To help you on your journey, we have compiled a list of TV shows that showcase the jarringly different lives of Black Americans that encounter racism.
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