Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters
Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

George Floyd protests are a chance for the US to confront its racist history, not try to erase it

  • The Black Lives Matter movement is an awakening for the US. Facing up to institutionalised racism is long overdue. Slavery is a stain on America’s history. The task is to rectify this stain without erasing history

Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters
Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of former US president Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House during racial inequality protests in Washington on June 22. Photo: Reuters
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