“The West has killed more girls than the Taliban have. The West has denied more girls an education via their missiles than the Taliban has by their bullets. The West has done more against education around the world than extremists could ever dream of.”—Assed Baig,Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex
“Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[Fruitvale Station] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past; “We freed the slaves! It’s all good!”. But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ — let’s have a conversation about that.”—