#WeeklyThoughts: Discrimination

Yesterday was International Zero Disrimination Day – a day set apart to signify the importance of ending discrimination and creating a new world of tolerance. Before we rubbish this idealistic world claiming it cannot work as racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination have tied themselves into the fabrics of economic development – Let us remember the words of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and our father in reconciliation and peace – ArchBishop Desmond Tutu. Who has enlightened us what discrimination has done in the past, in quoting he states that racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

Let us get into this month with a more open mind, more critical in thought and responding to a better path to tackle discrimination and making our Africa and Africa of inclusion, tolerance and equality.

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