The culture is against racism


With a photo in black on Instagram and under the motto “Black Out Tuesday”the world of the culture has shown this Tuesday your rejection of the racism and the police brutality in the U.S.. Emma Watson, Tom Holland, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin or Rozalén are some of the artists that have joined the initiative. A silent protest that has arisen since the music industry but which have united representatives of all sectors of the world of culture, who have shown so Tuesday his support to an initiative of Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, two executive of Atlantic Records. “In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery and a countless number of black citizens at the hands of the police, #TheShowMustBePaused (The show should stop) is an initiative created by two black women in the world of the music against the racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the streets”, says the manifesto of the initiative.

The major record labels Warner Music Group, Universal Music, Capitol Records, Sony Music, Interscope, and its subsidiaries, both in Spain and in Latin America have joined the wave of indignation that caused the death of Floyd. As the original core of the protest, the follow-up on the part of the stars of the music has been total. Suspended interviews and promotional activities planned for the day this Tuesday, the profiles of Instagram of figures such as Rozalén, Nil Moliner, Izal or Pablo Alborán have been dyed black.

On his Twitter account Alejandro Sanz he wrote: “it Hurts to see a country suffering from issues of race. I am confident in a future where we can all work together to overcome this hatred.” In this way, the winner of four Grammy awards he announced his support for “combat” discrimination and the social injustice.

“My heart aches when I think that today there are still people losing their life and is treated unfairly by the color of their skin. And I want to use my account to say it. I never understand why our society is racist, and even less why we continue to allow it to be”, has been noted for its part Rosalia.

The last words of Floyd, “I Cannot breathe” and the autopsy privately asked the family and confirming that the man is 46 years old died of suffocation by a “sustained pressure” on the neck and in the back, has made half the world to protest against racism.

The world the film has done the hand of Natalie Portman, Ana de Armas, Timotheé Chalamet, Orlando Bloom, Emma Watson, Tom Holland, Sharon Stone, Kate del Castillo or Patricia Arquette, at the international level. And Aura Garrido, Emma Suárez, Bárbara Lennie, Paco León, Maribel Verdú, Juan Antonio Bayona or Quim Gutiérrez, in Spanish.

With phrases such as “Stop racism” (stop racism), the “No one is born hating another person because of their skin colour, race or religion” of Nelson Mandela, “Black lives matter” (the lives of black matter), or “Let them breathe” accompanied by emoticons sad or broken hearts, the actors Anna Castillo, Javier Cámara, Guillermo Campra, Hugo Silva, Eduardo Casanova have blackened their profile of Instagram.

The novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt (prize Princess of Asturias of the Letters 2019) reports in its profile of Instagram the violence by the police and accuses the president of the united states, Donald Trumpabuse of power: “That man is a monster to the group (…), there will be no atonement or redemption without the recognition of this truth”.

In the field of Culture in Catalonia has also wanted to contribute their grain of sand to the minister-in-exile Lluís Puig, who has done so via Twitter with a picture where there are two clasped hands, one white and the other black.

These are some of the shows that the cultural world have demonstrated against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

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