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From the article: Though much of the continent doesn't have the same experience with racism as the United States or South Africa’s history of apartheid, teenagers and people in their early 20s — the oldest members of Generation Z — are supporting the movement, she says. “I think what we do have on the continent is colonialism and in both cases, with racism and with colonialism, it's the white perpetrator and the Black victim,” she says. “So I feel there's a lot of empathy with the situation our American brothers are experiencing now.”
Reference information: O'Dowd, P. Hagan, A. 2020. "Black Lives Matter Movement Resonates Across Africa". NPR/WBUR.