- Racism in the United States has forced 19 families to buy almost 97 acres of land to build a city where black people will be safe
- The families, who are tired of the killing of black people, purchased the land in Toomsboro, Georgia
- The initiative was launched by a realtor identified as Ashley Scott and her friend named Renee Walters
As racism continues to be a major issue in the United States, a group of 19 black families have purchased almost 97 acres of land in Toomsboro, Georgia, to build a safe city for black people.
A realtor identified as Ashley Scott launched The Freedom Georgia Initiative with her friend named Renee Walters. Scott said the death of Ahmaud Arbery inspired the initiative. Arbery was killed while he was outdoors for a jog.
In an op-ed published on Blavity, Scott said she said sought counselling from a black therapist and it helped her.
"It helped me to realise that what we as black people are suffering from is racial trauma. We are dealing with systemic racism."
According to her, what black people in the United States are dealing with will require more than taking to the streets to protest. She said black people in the US need to plot, plan, strategise, organise and mobilise. Scott said:
"So that’s what I and my good friend Renee Walters, an entrepreneur and investor, did.”
In other news, the GoFundMe account set up for another black victim of police brutality, Jacob Blake, who was injured in Wisconsin, grossed over $1 million in a day, passing its $250,000 mark.
The 29-year-old man was shot many times in the back as he was going towards his car after police officers were in his neighbourhood for domestic violence call.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Nigerian man living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, said he had a share of injustice in the United States where he said he was charged for a crime he did not commit.
The man, identified as Mac Eze, said he was arrested and handcuffed by police, charged in court but he was able to prove his case. He said despite what he faced in the United States, he prefers the North American country to Nigeria.
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