What Does Pride Mean to You? – by Stop Hate UK Team
To start off this year’s Pride Month, Stop Hate UK’s team members share what ‘Pride’ means to them in this collection of personal experiences, reflections on how far we have come as a society, how far we have left to go and a hope for an equal, inclusive and Hate-free society.
It has been two years since the murder of George Floyd by a policeman who kneeled on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, suffocating him to death.
The policeman, Derek Chauvin, has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after pleading guilty. But did Chauvin’s conviction lead to deeper scrutiny into police brutality and bring change to systemic racism in America and the rest of the world?
As a South Asian Muslim woman, I have countless incidents of hate and discrimination that I have faced in my life. I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the UK in 2016. Hate and discrimination in all forms exists everywhere, because I have experienced it everywhere I have been.