Headline, December 30 2020/ ''' '' GLOBAL RACISM GLOOMS '' ''' : ESSAY



THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY : '' The Voice Of Mankind '' will ever so formulate, Students, and if the need arises - Public Participation, in formulating policies that are associated with the honour and wellbeing of Mankind.

IN 67 POOR OR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES located mostly in Africa and the Southern hemisphere, only one out of 10 individuals will likely receive the vaccine by the end of 2020, the Fortune Magazine website reported.

The disturbing report cited a study conducted by a humanitarian and rights coalition - the People's Vaccine Alliance [PVA], which includes Oxfam and Amnesty International.

The notion that the Covid-19 pandemic was the great equalizer should be dead and buried by now. If anything, the lethal disease is another terrible reminder of the deep divisions and inequalities in our societies. That said, the treatment of the disease should not be a repeat of the same shameful scenario.

For an entire year, wealthy celebrities and government officials have been reminding us that that ''we are in this together,'' that ''we are in the same boat'', with the likes of US singer, Madonna, speaking from her mansion while submerged in a ''milky bath sprinkled with rose petals'', telling us that the pandemic has proved to be the ''great equalizer''.

''Like I used to say at the end of 'Human Nature' every night, we are in the same boat'', she said. ''And if the ship goes down, we're all going down together,'' CNN reported at the time.

Such statements, like that of Madonna, and Ellen DeGeneres as well, have generated much media attention not just because they are both famous people with a massive social media following but also because of the obvious hypocrisy in their empty rhetoric.

In truth, however, they were only repeating the standard procedure followed by governments, celebrities and wealthy ''influencers'' worldwide.

But are we, really, ''all in this together''? With unemployment rates skyrocketing across the globe, hundreds of millions scraping to feed their children, multitudes of nameless and helpless families chugging along without access to proper healthcare, subsisting on hope and prayer so that they may survive the scourge of poverty - let alone the pandemic - one cannot, with a clear conscience, make such outrageous claims.

NOT only are we not ''on the same boat'' but, certainly, we have never been. According to World Bank data, nearly half of the world lives on less than $5.5 a day. This dismal statistic is part of a remarkable trajectory of inequality that has affected humanity for a long time.

The plight of the many of the world's poor is compounded in the case of war refugees, the double victims of state terrorism and violence and the unwillingness of those with resources to step forward and pay back some of their largely undeserved wealth.

This sight has sadly grown familiar in recent years not only throughout the Mediterranean Sea but also in other bodies of water around the world, especially in Burma, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have tried to escape their ongoing genocide. Thousands of them have drowned in the Bay of Bengal.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated and, in fact, accelerated the sharp inequalities that exist in every society individually, and the world at large.

According to a June 2020 study conducted in the United States by the Brookings Institute, the number of deaths as a result of the disease reflect a clear racial logic. Many indicators included in the study leave no doubt that racism is a central factor in the life cycle of Covid.

While it is likely that class, race and gender inequalities will continue to ravage human societies after the pandemic, as they did before, it is also possible for governments to use this collective tragedy as-

As an opportunity to bridge the inequality gap, even if just a little, as a starting point to imagine a more equitable future for all of us.

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on the ills plaguing global societies, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Ramzy Baroud.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011:

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