US First Lady Makes Plea For Racial Unity

US First Lady Makes Plea For Racial Unity

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Recently, Melania Trump, US First Lady, made a plea for racial unity during a live speech from the White House to the convention of the Republican Party.

Witnessing the increasing number of protests over the policeman shooting in Wisconsin, she said- “Stop the violence and looting,” Source: BBC. 

With this, she urged Americans to stop making any assumptions on race and think critically about the history of the United States in-depth. 

On the other hand, President Donald Trump currently trails Democratic Joe Biden in open polls for the upcoming US elections. In this regard, the President will be addressing the four-day convention’s final night on Thursday. 

As per Nielsen, on the first night, more than 17 million people saw the Republican convention. Whereas up to 19.7 million tuned to their TVs to view the first night of the Democratic National Convention in the last week. 

On Tuesday’s evening, Melania Trump addressed people and said- “Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country,” Source: BBC. 

She continued and stated- “It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage you to focus on the future while still learning from the past.” Source: BBC. 

While giving an open message to the protesters, she said- “I urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to our standard American ideals. I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice, and never make assumptions based on the colour of a person’s skin.” Source: BBC. 

On Tuesday, the convention night began with prayers for Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man who was shot dead in the back by cops in Wisconsin on Sunday. 

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Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53914757