Story by Wellington Makonese
Africa has been challenged to stand resolute in demanding its rightful position and justice for the continent to claim an equal standing on the global arena.
African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) president and founder, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, said, “Prior, we did not know that colour is white or black. They told us white are angels black are devil. We might not look white, but we are angels.”
When Ambassador Chihombori-Quao speaks on the blatant abuse of blacks and racial injustices the ear is inclined to listen, as has been the case that has drawn her global audience over the years.
The United States-based renowned pan Africanist who is in the country, spoke to ZBC News this Monday, pouring out her zeal for a just society.
“I was a teenager when the war broke out and a father who was taken by the whites. Because of that, I grew up believing British are thieves. My father went through it. I did. We sat under a tree and the whites did commit blatant abuses, the abuse has not ended,” she said.
For black emancipation to be true, mental decolonisation is key.
“So, at what point are we going to say enough is enough? The biggest problem is that too many of us are too scared of those who do not look like us. We have to wake up, what’s wrong is wrong. You attack me I come back stronger. Do what unto others as you would want to be done. As humanity, we must stand up to what is right.”
Despite slave trade and colonialism among other injustices having been long abolished, discrimination continues to rein supreme, with blacks in countries such as the United States being victims of gun violence.