A country that pushes a young boy to make such an extreme gesture is a country that has failed. Claudio Marchisio, former Juve player, comments the suicide of Seid Visin, the twenty-year-old of Ethiopian origins who after a couple of seasons in the Milan youth academy had returned to Nocera Inferiore, where he grew up after being adopted by an Italian family. I feel the looks disgusted by the color of my skin, writes the young man in a letter, anticipated by some newspapers, in which he explains the reasons for his gesture.
We are the country of integration when you are a young talent – Marchisio writes on social media – or when you score the decisive goal in an important match, but who refuses to be served in a restaurant by a black guy. We are the country of integration when the athlete wins the medal at the Olympics. We are the country of integration that seeks unlikely Italian origins when the actress who makes us excited wins the Oscar, but who turns up his nose when there are black kids in class with their children. I can’t even imagine what Seid Visin felt, but I am sure that a country that pushes a young boy to make such an extreme gesture is a country that has failed. Think about it when you make your idiotic jokes, when you make stupid and cynical speeches about rafts and skin color, especially on social networks. We suck a little. All. Center, right, left.
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June 5, 2021 | 14:18
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