Racial problems continue to tear our societies apart and authorities are doing whatever it takes to bring peace and fostering strong working relationships between White and Black people, because whenever problems erupt it affects everyone, everything, including businesses.
In America, racial problems have caused unrest throughout many cities and just this week in Europe, we have witnessed the senseless massacre of innocent people in Nice, France, as a truck plowed through Bastille Day crowd, killing 84 people, including children.
We all feel very sorry when such things happen but how serious are we to make sure such things never happen again? An official committee recommends that East Carolina University should remove the name of Charles B. Aycock from one of its campus buildings.
The legacy of the former late governor from Wayne County is under scorn with accusations of mistreating blacks and supporting white supremacy. The same support of white supremacy and crime led to the erection of Leopold II’s statue in Belgium, after killing over ten million Africans, including women and children in Congo.
The question is: What can the Belgium Government and the Royal Family learn from this?Because the murderer’s statue is still standing in the heart of Brussels, besides many streets named after him. Does this sound logical to everyone?
Crime doesn’t pay, so there is no space to accommodate crime, hate, and violence in our societies today, yet the wrong policies and lack of corrections by European leaders have taken and continue taking the lives of innocent people.
The residence and offices of European, American leaders, including politicians, are well protected with security facilities. They come out with bad policies brewing hate in our societies. At the end, those who resort to violence put their frustration on innocent people and kill them for nothing.
I will use the media to congratulate the American government and the East Carolina administration for taking such an action. Let Belgium keep the statue of the murderer Leopold II, the chicken will always come back home to roost.