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With the advent of the internet and social media, the world has been put into a room, where one person can conveniently see what the other is going through, and also speak for or against it.

This has made good and bad news to fly across continents and peoples at the speed of light. And just as we have come to realize, the world is full of good news, bad news, misfortunes, disasters, and what have you.

Being an ardent follower of world news and events, over the years, we have seen how Africans have poured out their hearts in solidarity with Europeans and Americans when a disaster befalls them. But when the reverse is the case, the Caucasian world goes silent, except for a few media houses and individuals who show compassion and solidarity.

 

Some good examples were the Notre dame fire, the mass shootings in Norway, the Cyclone disaster in Mozambique, and just recently, the Xenophobia attacks in South-Africa and other African nations.

 

In all of these cases, we saw Africans writing heartwarming tributes to the victims of the various mass shootings, hurricanes, and other disasters, in Europe and America. More especially, the Notre dame fire.

We had Africans donating money to the rebuilding of the cathedral, while the entire continent was in some form of grief, for the fire. There were millions of Africans on Facebook and Twitter saying prayers for the Cathedral and defending the demon looking gargoyles that were seen on the cathedral.

 

Every time there has been a bombing in Europe (and the West generally), Africans will change their social media profile display picture to the Flags of the affected country, with inscriptions like “Pray for France, Pray for Norway, Pray For America” etc.  

 

But when the coin is turned and disaster hits Africa, the reverse is the case. There is basically little or no solidarity from the average white man and white woman in the streets of Europe and America. And we are not saying this to spite anybody or cause any divisions. No. We are only saying this because its what we have noticed over the years on the internet.

 

A case in study is the present Xenophobic attack by Black South-Africans on other African who live in South-Africa. Yes, the situation is pitiful to see a Black man fighting and killing his fellow black man. But where is the reaction and solidarity from the white community in South-Africa? Where are the reactions from the white society in Europe and America?

We are friends with many of them on social media, but hardly do you see a large spike in the use of display pictures that say: “Say No To Xenophobia”. No, we don’t see that. We don’t see a huge reaction and social campaign that says “Pray For Africa or Pray For South-Africa”.

 

All we see are Western media houses who are trying to out-do one another in the reporting of the chaos, killing and looting by Black South-Africans. And in their zeal to paint Africa as a crazy place, they followed the cue of some false reports about the identity of the drug dealer who shot a driver in South-Africa.

 

We are not delving deep into the recent xenophobic attacks. We are only trying to prove a point. And that point is that to an extent, the white-world does not care what happens to Africans. Their organizations might show up a little, because of their business in Africa and what they get to gain from their activities in Africa, but that is where it ends.

 

Why Is This So?

No one can really say why there is much empathy from Africans towards disasters that befall the white man. Maybe is just Africans having a good heart and not holding onto the grudge of what the white man has done to Africa. Or maybe is just a case of ignorance and myopia on the side of the African, who has been brainwashed to believe that the white man is superior, and so his issues are superior.

One thing we might blame for this behavior is the indoctrination which the Western media does to Africans. Through movies, books, music, and other forms, Africans have been made to aspire to be like the white man, and abandon their land to seek greener pastures in the Caucasian man’s lands.

We can go on and on about the reasons why the African is always willing to show solidarity for issues affecting the Caucasian man, while the Caucasian man, most times do not care to show solidarity for what happens to the African. But we will stop here. We believe we have made a case, and it is left to the world around us to react to the observations we have put forward.

If we are to go by history and the body language of the Caucasian man towards the African man, for hundreds of years, then we would be right to say that the lack of empathy on the side of the Caucasian man is as a result of hate, envy, and a deep-dark wish to forever see Africans in suffering.

Whatever the case might be, we only ask Africans to stand together and focus more on solving Africa’s problems the African way. This is because no one outside of Africa is coming to save us. Let us show more solidarity to the flights of our people, before taking our goodwill abroad. Yes, we have been told that the world is a global village and that we are one human race, but the behavior of our neighbors sometimes points to the contrary.

 
What is wrong with Caucasian? 
Whenever a black youth like Michael Brown gets shot, or a racist blowhard like Donald Sterling gets exposed, many white people on and off the Internet react with remarks brimming with the ugliness of anti-black racism. And it absolutely has to stop. More often than not, many white people resort to putting the onus back on the people who are experiencing the pain of racism. This tactic often derails the broader conversation, allowing white people to continue ignoring their own biases, and prevents a frank examination of the larger systems and powers accountable for enshrining the dehumanization of and discrimination against blacks and people of color.
 
That larger system is white supremacy, a version of which has little to do with neo-Nazis or the KKK as most would assume. A growing number of black people have been ruthlessly beaten, shot and killed by white police officers of late, a fact all too easy to gloss over for white people who will continue moving through American life with white privilege. White privilege means not having to deal with the disproportionate impact of police brutality, racial profiling and exclusion from everyday social settings and public accommodations.
 
Rather than tackle a thorny issue with tact and honesty, however, privilege also allows people to ignore the conversation, mock it or walk away from it altogether. But it doesn't have to be that way. Americans don't have to let this type of ignorance stop us from examining the many subtle, insidious attitudes and beliefs that help perpetuate racism through microaggressions — a term coined by African-American psychologist Chester Pierce and further developed by Derald Wing Sue and researchers at Columbia University to explain smaller instances of systemic, cumulative racial indignities. Here are a few problematic examples that can be used to help elevate a much-needed dialogue as the images streaming out of Ferguson, Mo., bring us face to face with America's legacy of institutional intolerance.
 
 
The world is wrong,” wrote the American poet Claudia Rankine. “You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it’s turned your flesh into its own cupboard.” To be black, in a society that invented race for the specific purpose of dehumanising people who are black, and then invented an equally formidable system of denial, is to carry the burden of history that others would rather forget. I found myself having to explain this reality last week, on the Sky News show The Pledge, in what I had hoped would be a debate about the utility of Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, and the racism of Jo Marney, girlfriend of the Ukip leader. Remarkably, given the premise, the argument became a race to the bottom. “Does racism exist any more?” my white co-panellists wanted to know.
 
They thought not. I don't claim to be an example of extreme disadvantage. Yet it’s fascinating how people attack me for my background There are so many ways to prove the simple falsehood of this belief, it’s hard to know where to start. How about how people self-define? The British Attitudes Survey last year found that one quarter of British people acknowledged they were racist. A YouGov poll in 2014 found that most British people thought the British empire – whose ideology was one of the innate superiority of the white race – was something to be proud of. In 2015 a survey of more than 24,000 people found that 30% of employees in the UK had witnessed or experienced racial harassment in the workplace first-hand in the previous year.
 
These are the least sophisticated indicators of how race works in Britain. Outcomes influenced by structural, persistent inequality are only now beginning to attract the research they deserve, by, for example, the prime minister, in her major race disparity audit last year. This found that unemployment among black, Asian and minority ethnic people was nearly double that of white Britons. Though the number of ethnic minority graduates is growing, they still face penalties in the job market compared with their white peers. The Guardian’s own research found that just 3% of Britain’s most powerful elite are from ethnic minority groups.
 
In all this, race intersects with class disadvantage and deprivation – which I, personally, have not experienced. I never hesitate to point this out. When I raise, passionately, the question of how the system of race operates in modern Britain – as I have done recently ahead of the launch of my book on identity – I do not claim to be an example of extreme disadvantage. Yet it’s fascinating how so many people’s instinctive reaction is to attack me for my own background. My former Guardian colleague Michael White, for example, suggested my argument somehow lacked legitimacy because I have benefited from “white privilege”; David Goodhart, the founder of Prospect magazine, called me a “high priestess” of the “religion of antiracism”, which “encourages victim status among minorities”.
 
 
15.10.2019
 
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