08 June 2021
“They use the boy’s suicide to give Salvini and Meloni racists”, a Francesco Borgonovo more than ever tranchant is a guest in the studios of L’aria che tira.
The political in-depth talk conducted by Myrta Merlino, broadcast on La 7, dedicates part of the episode on Tuesday 8 June to the death of Seid Visin. On June 4, the twenty-year-old Ethiopian took his own life in Nocera Inferiore, the young man was adopted by an Italian family at the age of 7. Following his death, a letter from ter years ago was published in which the boy basically denounced feeling different from others, due to the color of his skin and denounced a climate of racism around him. A message ridden by the left to reaffirm the importance of the Ius soli, promoted by Enrico Letta, focusing attention only on the issue of racism for the color of the skin.
The boy’s parents pointed out that the reasons for the suicide have nothing to do with the letter, but on social media and some newspapers continue to use the story as political propaganda. In the studio Francesco Borgonovo de La Verità with his speech launches a broadside to the left: “I find infamous what has been done on this boy. None of us knew him personally so we must not allow ourselves to question the reasons why he took his own life. When parents say enough to speculate racism has nothing to do with it and we continue for 4/5 days to say: ‘it is the fault of the sovereignists’, ‘it is the fault of Meloni or Salvini’ “. The writer” Michela Murgia, in a unworthy piece wrote that in Italy there is systemic racism, this is what we are saying, because we are not even able to make our own controversies we have to borrow the American ones “, attacks the journalist.
“The left is not even able to make its own reflections, we are not in Alabama in the 1950s, we are in a country where racism existed, among other things, when it was imposed during fascism and there too have been, thank goodness for the resistance. ” Then he continues: “This is a 20 year old boy who writes a letter that I don’t even think it is right to have spread and that perhaps one who was struggling against inequalities … this is undoubted. Everyone has the insults that can come from the skin from the body from another. I find it frightening racism to take away the possibility of Seid being sad and grieved for something other than the color of his skin. We are reducing him to being a black who is unhappy because he is black and this is an unworthy thing “, concludes Borgonovo very harshly. controversy with the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella.