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大坂なおみが苦しみながらも順調に勝ち進んでいます。恒例となった抗議マスクにも注目がいきます。

Adam Zagoria 

Following her latest victory on Friday, a tough 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of the Ukraine, Osaka wore a mask honoring Ahmaud Arbery.

Arbery was a 25-year-old black man who was pursued by two armed white residents of a coastal South Georgia neighborhood and killed on Feb. 23. Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested two days after the video of the shooting became public, while a third man, William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., was later arrested after filming the incident.

“I would like everyone to know that it was completely avoidable,” Osaka, 22, said in her on-court interview. “This did not have to happen. None of these deaths had to happen. And for me, I feel like I just want everyone to know the names more.”



警官による不当な暴力で亡くなった黒人被害者の名前をあげる大坂なおみの行為はまさに"Say Their Names"という動きにつながるなとようやく気づきました。次のサイトでは亡くなった黒人が紹介されています。この当たりも不勉強でどれほどの運動になっているか、わからないのですが、日本にいるとどうしても彼女のスタンドプレーとして受け止めてしまうかもしれませんが、そうではなく大きな流れに共鳴した行動であることが伺えます。


NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS FACED CAN BE CHANGED, BUT NOTHING CAN BE CHANGED UNTIL IT IS FACED.
—JAMES BALDWIN

KNOW JUSTICE,
KNOW PEACE

From day one, the U.S. mourned the tragic loss of thousands of lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks, vowing to "Never Forget."

Today, and always, we must Never Forget the lives lost to the terror of racism, excessive force, and countless other injustices.

To move forward, we must Never Forget the Black lives taken unjustly. We must demand policy changes, equality, and justice for all.

In order to bring about lasting change, we must speak up, vote, and fight the cancer of inequality, racism, and white supremacy.

HISTORY WILL HAVE TO RECORD THE GREATEST TRAGEDY OF THIS PERIOD OF SOCIAL TRANSITION WAS NOT THE STRIDENT CLAMOR OF THE BAD PEOPLE, BUT THE APPALLING SILENCE OF THE GOOD PEOPLE.
—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.



ウィキペディアではSayHerNameという運動に対しては項目が立っていました。こちらが先なのかもしれませんが、趣旨は同じで女性の被害者から男性も含めるようになった感じなのでしょうか。

(Wikipedia)
#SayHerName is a social movement that seeks to raise awareness for Black female victims of police brutality and anti-Black violence in the United States.[1] #SayHerName aims to change the public perception that victims of police brutality and anti-Black violence are predominantly male by highlighting the gender-specific ways in which Black women are disproportionately affected by fatal acts of racial injustice.[2] In an effort to create a large social media presence alongside existing racial justice campaigns, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackGirlsMatter, the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) coined the hashtag #SayHerName in February 2015.

sayevery.nameのサイトで改めて犠牲者の多さを確認して、大坂なおみの言葉It's quite sad that seven masks isn't enough for the amount of namesを実感したのでした。7枚じゃぜんぜん足りません。

“It’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names.”
BY CHELSEY SANCHEZ SEP 1 2020, 12:51 PM EDT

In an interview, Osaka said that she has seven different masks with the names of Black people who have been killed by police and that she plans to honor their lives throughout the course of the US Open by wearing them on the court.

"It's quite sad that seven masks isn't enough for the amount of names," Osaka said. "Hopefully, I'll get to the finals and you can see all of them."

最後に英語学習的な疑問を一つ。Say Their Namesの運動とは別にクオモニューヨーク州知事が導入した警察改革法はSay Their Nameと呼ぶそうです。なぜこちらは単数形のnameなんでしょう。。。

By mashup NY 2020-06-12

ニューヨーク州では12日、警察官の懲戒記録の開示や、チョークホールドの禁止など4つの警察改革法「Say Their Name」が成立した。

一連の法案は、ミネアポリスのジョージ・フロイドさんの死亡事件後に作成され、今週水曜日までに10の法案が州議会を通過した。

クオモ氏は、ジョージ・フロイドさんの殺害事件は、数十年にわたって続く体系的な不公平と差別の転換期に過ぎないと語った。信頼関係がなければ、警察は有効な取り締まりを行うことができず、コミュニティは警備を許可することはできないと述べ、一連の法律は信頼関係の回復を目的としたものだと述べた。

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