Racial injustice has since been a problem in the United States.
Members of the minorities experienced different forms of injustices in their day-to-day life.
From absurd words of racial discrimination to physical brutalities caused by racial bias.
Several famous personalities from the TV to the Music industry have shared their personal comments towards their support to the people who have been victims of this racial injustice.
One significant icon, Stevie Wonders, has been the recent talk in the industry as he shared his desires to move his family to Ghana due to the severe rise of racial injustice in America.
The 25-time Grammy award winner has shared his intentions with urgency to move his whole family to Ghana, a community in Africa. His decision to move his family is highly influenced by the cases of racial discrimination in the US towards the minorities living in the country – thus giving him the push to migrate to the Western part of Africa.
In his recent interview with Oprah, the famous singer reiterated his intentions to move which he already mentioned in his previous interviews since the continuous issues of racial injustice have prevailed over the course of time.
Why I Will Be Relocating To Ghana Permanently – Stevie Wonder pic.twitter.com/XLu7u3dvrc
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Wonder already spoke with Oprah in his previous interview about his intentions to move, simply saying “I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.”
Following up this statement, Oprah asked the singer whether his intention is to permanently move to Ghana. Wonder replied that “I don’t want to see my children’s children’s children have to say… oh please like me. Please respect me, please know that I am important, please value me. What kind of life is that?”
Stevie Wonder’s intention to migrate is not entirely a new idea. He announced in several instances his intentions which can be traced back to 1974 for Detroit Press which launched several remarkable pieces of music such as Sir Duke and I wish. Upon these production quoting “Stevie Wonders Plan to Move in Africa”
Undeniably, the famous singer grew fond of Ghana as he found it to have more of a sense of community than any place he has been.
Which can really be true despite the fact that Ghana is among the poorest places in the world, yet it is known to have a tight-knit sense of community which cannot be denied.
As a nod to the well-known civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Wonder read an emotional letter during a celebration for Martin Luther King’s Day. In his emotional letter, he addressed how lawmakers need to give more attention and time to tackle the inequality issue after all the years wasted with no proper visible progress along the way.
On his official Twitter account, Stevie Wonder shared in a video he posted on January 18, where he mentioned, “Dear Dr. King, I met you when I was 14 years of age. You were a true hero and you became an inspiration.”
— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) January 18, 2021
In his emotional video, he shared his disappointment and sentiments of not seeing any progress in the initiative to eliminate racial injustice in the community.
Moreover, he added that “It is painful to know that needle has not moved one iota. For 36 years, we’ve had a national holiday honoring your birthday and principles, yet you would not believe the lack of progress. It makes me physically sick. I am sick of politicians trying to find an easy solution to a 400-year problem.”
He continued, “I’ve been blessed to write songs of hope, love, and motivation, many of them inspired by your life. More than any award I’ve ever received, I want you to know that I am thankful for how you influenced my place of love, which allowed me to try to push the needle of love and equality forward.”
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