so i'm not from the US but have been following this closely. just wanna say that I chose not to comment on America as a whole as I don't live there, am not American, will never know what it's like, so i feel that it's not my place to comment on that aspect of this tragedy.
instead, i chose to focus on the apathy some people have for this, both here in my country and everywhere else. a lot of people really like to pretend racism isn't a thing, and get so uncomfortable talking about it (don't even get me started on the IG story chains).
this isn't a takedown of Singapore - we have a good system in place, far more advanced than most but still nowhere near perfect. our attitudes towards people outside our country especially could use a lot of work. there's so much xenophobia here people forget we actually depend so much on foreign talent. but all lives don't matter until black lives do, and we can do our best to support black Americans at this time when they need us.
*reposting to highlight other pieces by actual Americans who have articulated several strong points, pls check them out.
https://bit.ly/3eHBkHi (#BlackLivesMatter Over #AllLivesMatter: An Explanation by the contrarian)
https://bit.ly/304jDxA [some educational counter-points to things I have seen people say about current events (+free resources) by Norah]
Written By: inanutshell
June 2, 2020