Trevor Noah reflects on racism in SA & USA, hopes for change

Trevor Noah reflects on racism in SA & USA, hopes for change

- Trevor Noah has reflected on systemic racism in Mzansi and the US

- The award-winning The Daily Show host has likened cellphone cameras to Mzansi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

- The comedian said the truth about systemic racism in the US has been coming out via footage recorded on cellphones

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Trevor Noah has likened cellphone cameras to Mzansi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

The award-winning The Daily Show host said the truth about systemic racism was coming out via cellphones.

"Right now there hasn't been reconciliation, but the truth is coming out. It's becoming a world where people are forced to see the truth of the America that they live in."

The comedian told CNN that the TRC gave Mzansi closure on many cases of racism.

"What I do know as a South African, and I can only speak for myself and my family and the people I experienced this with, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) gave us something that is so badly needed in the wake of a system that has oppressed people. That is closure.
"The catharsis of the acknowledgment of what happened to you, by people who did it to you and, what I’ve noticed in America is there is a certain reticence around accepting America’s history."

The star also weighed in on the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US and the rest of the world. He linked the current US outrage to that of Mzansi during apartheid.

The protests were triggered by the death of George Floyd, who died in hospital on 25 May after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. That moment was captured on a cellphone camera.

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He said the protests of solidarity around the world gave him hope that the racial system could still change.

“I don’t think there is any perfect system when you try to fix the legacy of racism."

Trevor said fixing the problem was the first step to reconciliation.

Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi celebs took to social media to voice their concerns following the senseless killing of Floyd. The celebs, including Minnie Dlamini and AKA, also joined the #BlackLivesMatter movement and spoke out about the brutal killings of innocent African Americans in the US.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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