This Woman Is Accusing The W.E.B DuBois Centre Of Racism After She Was Not Allowed To Use The Centre’s Washroom

Pan-Africanism is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. Based on a common fate that goes back to the Atlantic slave trade, the movement extends beyond continental Africans, with a substantial support base among the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.

It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent. The ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined. At its core, Pan-Africanism is “a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny”.

With all of this grammar, you will expect that a centre set up to propagate the interests of all Africans will open its arms and without blinking, readily help an African in distress right?

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Well, apparently not. According to the social media post by this Twitter user, she was not given the help she needed when she walked into the W. E. B DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture Ghana.

However, a white lady walked into the building and asked for exactly the same thing she initially asked for and her request was granted.

What do we even call that??? Racism anaaa???

It is pretty much ironic how all of this happened in a building that was named after the “Father of Pan Africanism”

William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” DuBois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Du Bois rose to national prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks. Racism was the main target of DuBois’s polemics, and he strongly protested against lynching, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination in education and employment. His cause included people of colour everywhere, particularly Africans and Asians in colonies.

And the very thing he fought against had to take place in a place that was named after him.

Authorities in charge there need to do a thorough investigation as to what happened and the necessary steps should be taken to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

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