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黒人男性と交際中のノルウェー王女、黒人暴行死事件に苦言を呈す

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アメリカ中西部の都市ミネアポリスで発生した白人警官による黒人男性の暴行死事件を受け、全米各地で大規模な抗議デモが波及している。

そうしたなか、黒人男性のデュレク・ベレット氏と交際中のノルウェー王女が5日、自身のインスタグラムに本件について掲載し、現代でも白人至上主義は未だ社会に根付いていると非難した。

 

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Being @shamandurek ‘s girlfriend has given me a crash course in how white supremacy is at play and the way I have consciously and subconsciously thought of and acted towards black people. How I have taken my rights for granted – never looked properly at what racism really is, because it has been comfortable for me that the system is in place. I am not proud of it, but I realize I need to grow into understanding this deeply rooted system to be able to be part of the dismantling of it. I, as a white person, need to grow, educate myself and become better and move from being against racism to being anti-racist. Racism is not just the obvious (which I thought it was), of the openly discrimination, mistreating and killing of black people which is easy and obvious to take a stand against. It is in the details (which I had no idea still existed). It is in the way people shy away from Durek. How friends assume he lies about everything. That he is evil for being kind. The words muttered under their breath, making it perfectly clear to him that he does not have a natural place at the table. People at high places saying “How dare you think I would touch your hand?” when he reached out his hand to say goodnight (pre Covid-19). People thinking they aren’t racist, but don’t know anyone with a different skin color than their own, apart from the people working for them. How it is assumed that Durek is not a good person who actually loves me, but has manipulated me into loving him and keeps manipulating me in our relationship. How he will exploit me financially. The press presents him as a liar, being violent and a threat to my family and myself, sharing scrupulously his X’s story without checking facts, because it supports the belief system already in place about him. THAT IS RACISM! We have both received death threats for being together and have weekly been told that we shame our people and families for choosing each other. The reality of it all is that I love how he holds space for me as a woman, listens to my wisdom and shows up for me and my girls. I love how he shares his wisdom with the world, how he inspires, creates change CONTINUES BELOW IN COMMENTS 👇

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王位継承者のマッタ・ルイーセ王女は同投稿のなかで、恋人のデュレク氏が受ける数々の偏見や差別的な扱いを列挙。

彼女によるとデュレク氏は、メディアや周囲の人々から「王女を騙している嘘付きで、暴力的な悪魔なのだろう」などと謂れのない誹謗中傷を吐かれているといい、黒人というだけで不信感を抱かれることが多々あると訴えている。

そして、「人種差別というのは、ヘイトクライムやアパルトヘイトのような目に見えて分かるものばかりではない」と述べ、これからはマイノリティに対する言動や扱い方の差というものに批判の目を向けるべきだと主張した。

 

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