Black people want equality, not revenge - Bravo

By June 11, 2020

West Indies T20 star Dwayne Bravo has joined the growing throng of celebrity voices calling for an end to racism, saying all people of colour want is equality.

Since the killing of George Floyd, a black man by a white policeman in Minneapolis in the United States on May 25, protests have exploded across the globe by hundreds of thousands of people calling for an end to systemic racism.

There have been protests in all 50 US states and in more than 20 countries across the globe. Then, in the past few days, former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has lashed out for being given a racist nickname while playing in the Indian Premier League, actions supported by T20 legend Chris Gayle.

Bravo, during an Instagram Live session with Zimbabwean cricket commentator Pommie Mbangwa, said he has been saddened by what has been happening across the globe.

“As a black man, we know the history of what black people have been through. We never ask for revenge, we ask for equality and respect. That’s it,” Bravo said.

“We give respect to others. Why is it that we are facing this over and over? I just want our brothers and sisters to know that we are powerful and beautiful.

“And at the end of the day, you look at some of the greats of the world, whether it is Nelson Mandela, Mohammad Ali, Michael Jordan we have had leaders who paved the way for us. Now enough is enough. We just want equality. Don’t want revenge, war. We just want respect.”

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