Barack Obama shared his peacefully diligent advice on how to turn the passionate response to George Floyd’s killing.
Black killing at the hands of a white Minnesota police officer into real change.
Brack Obama, a personality who is governed by the epitome of ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ in his own words, has yet again arrived like a messiah.
His words are as vital as ever, at a time when people are screaming for it from the streets.
He has legitimately written an essay which goes by the name “How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change”.
Herein, he stresses on the idea that change comes not only from direct action but through diligent work in state and local politics.
He wrote that he has heard people suggesting that the recurring problem of racial bias in our criminal justice system proves only one thing.
It points out that protests and direct action can bring about a change, and that voting and participation in electoral politics is a waste of time.
“I couldn’t disagree more,” Obama wrote.
He continued saying that the point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice and to make the powers that be uncomfortable.
He went on saying that throughout American history, attention has been brought out in queer ways.
Only in response to protests and civil disobedience riots, the political system has paid attention to marginalized communities.
Nonetheless, Obama views protests as the beginning of a more strenuous procedure.
And if anything, this is the sheer truth.
He said, eventually, aspirations have to be translated into specific laws and institutional practices.
Obama added that in a democracy, this only happens when we elect government officials who are responsive to our demands.