Ghana, Africa (Mckoy’s News) – It Is Now Time to Remove the Statues of a Racist Gandhi: The International Business Times has recently reported that the University of Ghana and the Ghanian Foreign Affairs Ministry will remove the statue of Mahatma Ghandi from its main campus university. I must applaud them because the statue will be removed.
It is now known fact that the hero of India’s quest for independence was offensively racist towards Africans, especially South Africans. Currently students studying in Africa and Africans living in India are facing racism at all levels. Several months ago a Nigerian national was killed in India.
India with its melanin phobia has failed and has been failing to protect people of colour even those visiting the sub-continent. Its caste system has stood firm, no difference from an apartheid regime and we cannot ignore that.
The world tend to point finger at European racism especially that demonstrated in ex colonies and regions where European , especially British, French, Belgian and Portuguese settlers have controlled and expropriate land and country belonging to other ethnic groups. What is hardly attacked or criticized is the racism of other ethnicities such that of India and other non-Caucasians.
It is an insult to have the presence of this man Mahatma Gandhi’s image purporting to support world peace and justice while history has documented his terrible outbursts and insultive attitude and discriminatory behaviour to people of Africa and people in his time subjugated and oppressed. The country does not need statues of selfish, bigoted and ignorant foreign nationals, it needs statues of our freedom fighters such as Paul Bogle, Marcus Garvey, George William Gordon and Sam Sharpe.
Jamaica needs to follow the University of Ghana and remove the statues now located on the University of the West Indies campus grounds and the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library at Caledonia Avenue. We do not need to stare at people’s image who demonstrated hate during their life time.
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