United Nations International Peace Day, International Racism And Asian Hate

Today as the world celebrated international peace day, united nations and other countries should work together to eradicate racism and Asain hate.

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Last year world witnessed one of the biggest protests against racism which started in America after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The protest reached across all the corners of the globe and turned into a movement called ‘blacklivesmatter’ however the situation has not changed much. Discrimination over race persists everywhere in the world. A few months back, the other issue too came to highlight Asian Hate and it is linked with racism.

The Asian Hate issue also got shaped into a movement called ‘stop Asian hate’ this also received enormous support from various countries. Asian hate is not a new phenomenon but it came into focus in 2019 as corona was originated in Asia’s China. However, it is not just limited to that. The continental competition is far more beyond this.

In 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering” and urged governments to “act now to strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate.”

Asians are facing discrimination at the international level in all domains. Taking from business, IT to sports, and entertainment industry. Several Asian artists reckon that they face discrimination at international award ceremonies.

The K-pop group BTS of seven members had vociferously condemned the Asian Hate. In a statement, they said, “We cannot put into words the pain of becoming the subject of hatred and violence for such a reason, Our own experiences are inconsequential compared to the events that have occurred over the past few weeks. But these experiences were enough to make us feel powerless and chip away at our self-esteem.”

Discrimination on any grounds is no less than a Virus for the global village. In the recent Tokyo Olympics as well people witnessed remarks based on racism. Former director of Germany’s cycling team Patrick Moster had used racist terms while referring a rider from Africa. Later he was removed from his post.

Xenophobia is spreading and increasing day by day. People express their rage when something huge incident takes place but that’s only for time being. Some or the other incident takes place and the cycle goes on. That has to be stopped. It is time people start accepting pluralism in society with no discrimination on the basis of race or region.

Asians face discrimination at different workplaces globally. They have to go through problems like rejection for a job, weird gaze at a public place, harassment by colleagues, personal attacks at the workplace, etc. Thus, it’s the harsh reality that Asian citizens are not countering the discrimination problems on the streets but In other environments as well and especially in western countries.

In countries like the united kingdom, the united states, Australia the percentage of disparity is increased substantially. Asian Americans have to deal with the crisis of huge unemployment while in Australia the number of working hours of Asian employees was dropped. This has highlighted how the Asians have to face biasedness across which just increased due to pandemic.

Today as the world celebrated international peace day, united nations and other countries should work together to eradicate disparity from society to make the planet peaceful and better place to live in for all the citizens irrespective of their race, country, or continent.