ROME – Lewis Hamilton returns to raise his alarm cry for the Minneapolis events.
This time revealing that he was bullied and beaten as a child for the color of his skin.
The English Mercedes driver in recent days had shaken the world of Formula 1 by pointing the finger at his silences in the face of the death of George Floyd , the accusations of racism against the US police, the strong tensions in all the States.
“Away from the circuits I was bullied, beaten , and the only way to respond to this was to learn to defend myself, so I learned karate . But the negative psychological effects cannot be measured. "
Hamilton explained his commitment first of all to understand.
“I read a lot every day to try to know as much as possible about what happened in our fight against racism , and this has brought back so many painful memories of my youth.
Intense memories of the challenges I faced when I was a child, as I think many of you who have experienced racism or any kind of discrimination have experienced. " (source Leggo.it)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano