Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
1. Analyse the recent brutal incident of George Floyd’s Death and explain how it has opened up racism wounds across the world. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
Protesters have marched in the US for a week over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Thus the context of the question.
Key Demand of the question:
The answer demands the explanation for the wounds of racism that has opened up recently due to the brutal incident that occurred in the US.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
The United States is facing nationwide protests over the death of an African American George Floyd.
In the answer body one must examine the roots of racism in the United States and reasons why it still persists today. The racial discrimination in us is 300 years old. Explain the roots emerged amidst incidents like:
– legitimization of slavery by early European immigrants.
-Income inequalities and merciless treatment of African and Latin communities.
-civil rights movement in 1960s led to the creation of white supremacists in society.
Reasons for its persistence include:
-financial crisis deepening the lack of jobs and opportunities like downsizing etc.
-loopholes in law enforcement controlling such incidents.
-Ideological biases and conservative attitude of few sections of society against blacks or whites for example neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, white supremacists etc.
-Major influx of migrants creating job losses to natives.
-business class supporting pro-migrants rules for a cheaper labour availability.
-Parochial mindset limiting the accommodative character pertinent for a prosperous society.
-Racial discrimination under the garb of vote bank politics further aggravates the situation deepening the chasm further.
Discuss how now it has raked the entire world against the wounds of racism.
Conclude with what should be the way forward.