Wondering If Radical Movements Work? Look to the Arab Spring.

I fled to the Middle East to escape racism, but now I see that our oppression is forever linked to those oppressed abroad. Here’s why.

Artist Aziz Asmar paints a mural depicting George Floyd in the Binnish district in Idlib province, Syria on June 2, 2020. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The fight against police violence was one of the driving forces behind what has become known as the Arab Spring.

As we saw with Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and the countless Black people brutalized by the war on drugs, we can easily be “othered” to the point of normalizing our surveillance, assault, and murder.

Black girl 👩🏾‍💻✨in Berlin • Middle East PhD/MBA in the tech trenches since Y2K • CEO, FrauenLoop.org • Data+AI ethics on nakeema.net • Tweets @DocStefflbauer

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