Blacks Forced To Leave Beach In South Africa

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

In an act that seemed reminiscent to its apartheid past, guards on a beach in Cape Town, South Africa , ordered its Black residents to leave, which caused protests to erupt in Clifton 4th Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town.

According to the BBC private guards, hired by local residents ordered all Black people to leave the area.

CapeTown mayor, Dan Plato, would later say in a statement “We will not allow any private organizations to limit access to our public spaces,โ€ and the guards “had no authority to ask anyone to leave Clifton beach”.

According to the Sun, CapeTown Deputy Police Minister, Bongani Mkongi, claimed the police would โ€œgo hard on the security company”.

According to many South African activists, these illegal apartheid era-racism is not uncommon.

According to The Grio, Chumane Maxwele, a local activist involved in the protest, claimed often security guards are instructed not to allow Black people onto the beaches.

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STATUE OF GANDHI WAS REMOVED FROM A UNIVERSITY IN GHANA BECAUSE OF HIS PAST RACIST REMARKS ABOUT BLACK AFRICANS…

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

A statue of the late Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the campus of University of Ghana, earlier last week after a backlash from student activists.

To many people, this may sound a little confusing to hear that student activists would demand that a statue of one of the world’s most famous peaceful protestors and activists be removed from campus grounds.

But to the people who knew of Gandhi’s racist history in apartheid South Africa, including the students who petitioned to have his statue removed, there was no doubt that they had to get the statue of the man who referred to Black Africans as “Savages” and “Kaffir” ( a South African version of the n-word) removed from school grounds.

According to the Washington Post:

Gandhiโ€™s Indian empowerment argument, critics said in a petition to remove the statue, appeared to be that the British colonial government treated Indians a โ€œlittle better, if at all, than the savages or the Natives of Africa.โ€ He spoke of the โ€œhalf-heathen Nativeโ€ and said that treating Indians like Africans would โ€œdegrade us.โ€ The sole occupation of โ€œrawโ€ natives is hunting, he said and their โ€œsole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.โ€

The Ghana University petition cited other protests against โ€” and removal of โ€” tributes to historical but controversial figures at universities around the globe, including the former slave-owning Royall family at Harvard University and apartheid founder Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town.

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A TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANT DETAINEE DIES IN ICE CUSTODY

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Family and lawyers of Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, are looking for answers in how she died.

According to her family and their representatives, Rodriguez, was an HIV positive transgender woman from Honduras, who was seeking Asylum in the United States.

On May 13, she was taken into ICE custody, at the Ysidro Port of entry near the border of San Diego, California. On May 16, She would be transferred to a for-profit ICE detention center, the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, and placed in a unit for transgender detainees.

Nine days later, she would die at the Lovelace medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was originally determined that she died of cardiac arrest. Later, a private autopsy, which was paid for by the Transgender Law Center, which is presenting Rodriguez’s family, later revealed that they believed she died of dehydration, in combination with her HIV infection, the autopsy, would also show signs of possible abuse, she reportedly had shackle marks on her wrist and bruising on her stomach and back, which could suggest that she was beaten.

According to CNN, “TLC sent a written notice of a personal injury and wrongful death claim to the state of New Mexico on November 19, the first step in filing a lawsuit.”

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