Viral video spotlights ethnic minorities saving Britain as coronavirus sweeps the country
Based on a recent poem penned by writer Darren James Smith, the two-minute video took a week to create and features voices from a host of different nationalities who are working around-the-clock to help the country stay afloat and win the war against an infection that has so far claimed more than 12,000 lives in the United Kingdom.
Since the outbreak, Brits have taken to their windows and doorsteps each Thursday evening to clap for health workers at 8 p.m. in a show of gratitude for those risking their lives to help others — the poem, however, wonders whether this appreciation, especially for the immigrants, will extend beyond the crisis in light of the anti-immigration sentiment in the country.
“You clap for me now. You cheer as I toil. Bringing food to your family. Bringing food from your soil,” the group says.
“Not some foreign invader,” the poem continues, making reference to the widely reported rhetoric frequently directed at immigrants, before the professions of key workers holding the country together flash on screen. …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]