Globe-trotting Travel Series Day 28 features “You Clap for Me Now,” a poem by Darren James Smith, a content writer for Bridge Studios, a creative agency affiliated with News UK. This video comes from the United Kingdom by way of The Guardian, but a similar sentiment could have come from many countries. In our modern world, it seems the recent resurgence in outspoken prejudice is an anachronism and a step back. Does the Covid-19 pandemic provide an adversary that we can confront by pulling together across ethnic lines, or is it a tool for the powerful to rid the world of people that are seen as being of lesser value? The answer depends on us.
“You Clap for Me Now, penned by Darren James Smith, features Britons with black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who are key workers during the global pandemic – including doctors, nurses, teachers, shopkeepers and delivery drivers, many of whom have previously experienced discrimination
The video, which was produced by Sachini Imbuldeniya begins with the message: ‘What the UK is most afraid of has come from overseas, taking our jobs and making it unsafe to walk the streets.'”