‘We are all black,’ Hashim Amla shares why BLM campaign has relevance for all
LAHORE (City News) – South Africa cricketer Hashim Amla, while raising voice for all those who are oppressed, shared that why the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign has relevance for everyone.
The 37-year-old took to Instagram and wrote, “In the Islamic tradition it is understood that the first man, Adam (peace be upon him), was of dark skin henceforth all of humanity have deep roots to this proud heritage and should have zero qualms in being refered to as black.
“This make it even clearer for the person who believes in their black lineage that the imagined superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites, or one nationality over another, is simply delusional. Yes that’s right- nothing but delusional.
“However many of us, including myself have bore the brunt of these delusions and have crazy stories to tell which is why it makes it even more admirable to see exceptional youngsters like @lungingidi doing his bit to represent us all. Thank you brother and all those who stand up for just causes in their own way-publically and privately.
“I speak for myself and those who share this belief that the end product of being racist is only self destruction and social change.
“There are oppressed people here in this country and the world over, of all colours and walks of life, cricket included. However the darker skinned people have had the worst of it. Some may convince themselves otherwise but you have to ask yourself – are those who know the same as those who dont know?
“Justice for all is the only true justice that will bring peace and anything else is sadly delusional.
“So why is Black Lives Matter relevant for us ?… because we are all black (to me anyway). I stand with all those who are oppressed. And I stand with @lungingidi (again).”