Black Doctor Praised After Saying ‘If You Celebrate Me in My Scrubs, Don’t Hate Me in My Hoodie’

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A black doctor has made a TikTok video saying, “If you celebrate me in my scrubs, don’t hate me in my hoodie” and he has been praised heavily for his positive attitude…

Since the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we’ve never seen before.

But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.

And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.

For instance, a group of people painted large yellow letters saying “Black Lives Matter” down two blocks of 16th Street in D.C – a two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

And people are continuing to demand justice.

Just last week, across the pond in the UK, a video went viral of protesters tearing down a statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston and tossing it into a nearby river.

Colston was Conservative MP for Bristol following his tenure as deputy governor of the Royal African Company. He is thought to have trafficked as many as 84,000 African men, women, and children, with an estimated 19,000 dying on their journey to the Caribbean and America.

The statue was ninety-three years old and had been standing there to commemorate the Italian explorer.

And people have been speaking out against Columbus and what he stood for in history.

It’s going to take a lot more to change everyone’s attitudes.

This is Dr. Emeka Okorocha, and he is a twenty-seven-year-old doctor from East London.

And he has been documenting life as a doctor during the global pandemic to his 29,000 Instagram followers.

Which he uses to not only entertain his viewers with funny videos, but to also educate them on medical issues and how to take care of themselves during the pandemic.

He has decided to address the recent matter of the Black Lives Matter movement and how he, as a black person, has faced discrimination many times in his life.

Along with the caption, “If you celebrate me in my scrubs,” which is a nod to the praise doctors have been receiving during the pandemic.

Along with the caption, “Don’t hate me in my hoodie.”

“This is the message. Don’t love is just when it’s trendy or convenient. Love us when it’s hard, when you may be criticized when you may be scared or embarrassed. That’s when we really will feel you stand with us.” “I don’t want to be clapped for and celebrated when I have my Scrubs and PPE on only to see myself and others who look just like me racially profiled for wearing a simple hoody.”

“It shows the contrast of how people see us in society,” he explained. “I was in a group chat of doctors, and most of us are black. We were talking about it and all discussed how they when people in scrubs they’ll celebrate us, but when they see you in hoodie they fear you.”

“Everyone seems to love me in my scrubs and everyone is clapping for the NHS (National Health Service),  but if I wear a hoodie, as a 6ft 6 black man in an affluent neighborhood – they’ll be scared.”

And more than 14,000 on Instagram, along with a lot of praise for Dr. Emeka for speaking out about this global issue.

“I’m so pleased about the post and the exposure and recognition it got,” Dr. Emeka added.

Just as so many of us around the world want also. For more on the Black Lives Matter movement, keep scrolling to read about the heroic black man who saved the life of a white counter-protestor in the U.K…