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We Must All Rise Up Against Racism, Racial Inequality -Olubunmi Amao

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Olubunmi Amao

The Director-General, Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), Mrs Olubunmi Amao has called on everyone to rise up against racism and racial inequality of the blacks and African people. 

 

 

The Former Special Adviser in Oyo State noted the recent upsurge in the cases of racism and racial inequality across the globe against blacks and people of African descent.

 

She stated this during the Agency’s Symposium entitled: Resurgent Racism and The Challenges of Development in the 21st century: Globalization and The Upsurge in Identity Consciousness, held at the Testimony Ground on Tuesday in Lagos.

 

Hon. Amao explained that the issues of racism and racial inequality still remain a monster that must be fought.

 

“We must all rise up and speak against the twin evil of Racism and racial inequality.

 

“The recent upsurge in the cases of racism and racial inequality across the globe, especially against Blacks and people of African descent.

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“The issues of racism and racial inequality still remain a monster that must be fought.

 

“Racism is a denial of human dignity because it directly impacts on the full enjoyment of an individual’s human rights, and in particular the right to equality.

 

“Racism and racial inequality are pervasive actions that manifest in the form of hate, abuse and violence.

 

“The recent Black Lives Matter campaign across the world sprang up and gained momentum as result of the ill treatment being meted against black people, which often times result in the unfortunate loss of lives.” She said.

 

While explaining ways through which racism can be fought, The DG said respect and tolerance must be taught by sharing the common history of all humanity.

 

She noted that Human rights extends to everyone, and must work constantly to orientate others on their obligation to work towards eliminating racism and racial inequality.

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Hon. Amao noted that Black progress over the past half-century has been impressive with many of them rising above any form of prejudices to become great achievers despite the racial discrimination against Blacks in America and the Western World.

 

“We must continue to fight against racism and discrimination by teaching respect and tolerance, by sharing the common history of all humanity.

 

“Human rights extends to everyone, and we must work constantly to let everybody know that they have an obligation to work towards eliminating racism and racial inequality.

 

“It must be mentioned that despite the racial discrimination against Blacks in America and the Western World, Black progress over the past half-century has been impressive with many of them rising above any form of prejudices to become great achievers.

 

“As a people, what is needed of us is to continue to be committed towards making the world a better place for all.” She stated.

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