Nobel Prize Hits Racism
The Black Lives Matter movement is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
By José Montero Cimas
January 30th, 2021
We all have heard about the Black Lives Matter movement: on TV, in the newspaper or even talking with a friend. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, MN, USA, by police officer Derek Chauvin. After this event, many people started protesting to end racism and xenophobia. And the result is worth it.
The wave of demonstrations and the fight against racial discrimination have led to a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize because of the movement’s social impact and its capacity to change the world nowadays. Petter Aide, a Norwegian politician, in an interview with the newspaper “Klassekampen” said that the Black Lives Matter has done a lot in our society since last year, and it continues helping us to end racism in the world nowadays.
The ceremony will take place in Oslo on December 10th as always, but we will have to wait until October to know who the winner is. Other nominations are the “Boy Scout Organization”, the “CEPI” and the “GAVI”.
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscious stupidity.”– Martin Luther King Jr.