INTERRACTIVE FORUM ON THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
INTERRACTIVE FORUM ON THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM
AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Today, the United States of America, in particular, and the world in general, have awoken to the problem of racism in each country as well as at the level of the globe as a whole. The Black Lives Matter movement in the USA and its many other supporting humanistic, democratic and progressive organizations around the world have also risen to the occasion.
The struggle against racism is not a new phenomenon. It has only reached a stage where the fight for the equality, dignity and prosperity of human beings in common has become a matter of urgent consideration as clearly articulated in the United Nations Charter. The struggle against imperialism, in general, and racism in particular has been a standing one supported by humanists, freedom fighters, nationalists and the like to which various people of all races, have made tremendous contributions at various levels.
In continuation of the efforts to fight racism, we need to refer, appraise and learn from the various contributions of past exemplary leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King jr., Malcolm X, Jomo Kenyata, W. E. B. Du Bois, Malam Aminu Kano, Muhammad Ghaddafi, Nelson Mandela, etcetera.
As noted by many such leaders and many other observers, the struggle against racism must be part of the worldwide struggle for the liberation of humanity, on the one hand, as well as the liberation of Africa from imperial bondage in all forms, on the other, because it is a primary victim of racism and imperial domination in the world.