FORMER BLACK PANTHER LEADER ANGELA DAVIES
South African youngest activist Zulaika Patel meets with Angela Davies a former Black Panther leader. Zulaika Patel became a symbol of the struggle faced by a black child in the newly found Democracy. She has found herself at the center of an African identity struggle. Similar circumstances that Angela Davies faced as young Europian student in the ’80s.
Angela Davies became the face of a struggle faced by black people in the ’80s. This world struggle icon was a thorn in an American white government. She found herself on the list of the FBI’s most wanted. After her arrest the whole world stood up and fought for her release. The amazing thing about Angela Davies is that not only did she unite the world against an American white system, but she stood up against it and became a symbol of black people’s struggle.
ANGELA DAVIES SEES HERSELF IN ZULAIKA
She is only 13 years old supposedly have “nothing to do” with Apartheid! Arrogant white South Africans are so proud of what Apartheid achieved that they accuse black people for lacking forgiveness. They mostly say that today’s kids cannot identify with Apartheid! However racism (white government legacy) proves the very opposite. Recently the 13 year old Zulaika found herself facing a white man who is looking to create systems that prioritize white people.
White Supremacy continues to be a snare in our society today. Angela Davies fought against it in America, her “grandchild” (so to speak) generations later is fighting the very same white system in South Africa. Will this ever end? The answer is no. Zualaikah should have been in class studying same as Angela Davies who should have been in class back in the ’80s.
ZULAIKAH PATEL THE LEADER
Black kids are discriminated against in schools. This discrimination is not only by white people, but also by black greedy leaders that have led the country post democracy. The enemy is not a white person, the enemy is a system that marginalizes black people across board. Zulaika has a future in politics. Did she choose this path or was it chosen for her by a system that forced her to fight for her legitimacy as a black child.
Zulaika I salute you just like Angela Davies has saluted you. The Struggle never stops, black lives matter! AMANDLA.