Racism

Collins Airihihenbuwa
July 1, 2020
In a recent Town Hall meeting organized by the Dean of the School of Public health at Georgia State (@PHGSU) to discuss racial equity in response to the pandemic of racism, following the murder of George Floyd, I gave examples of how to understand the pandemic of racism that tend to remain unaddressed, even when...


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Collins Airihihenbuwa
June 3, 2020
The political architecture of colonialism is structural racism. Racism is the house, which is to say it is the brick and mortar that frame and structure the rooms, the corridors, and ultimately the whole house. It is education and values that made the house into a home for colonialism in many African countries. An artificial...


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Collins Airihihenbuwa
May 12, 2019
In my last blog on Black Male phobia, I addressed the police fear of the Black male body and raised questions about what we should do to address this form of fear. The challenge of addressing racism rests on us all and there are actions we can begin to take to create healing spaces for...


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Collins Airihihenbuwa
April 30, 2019
At a family gathering over the Easter break, a conversation arose over the various kinds of phobias people have. Of particular interest is when what is feared by one person is treasured by another. There are some kinds of fear for which general acceptance or at least understanding can be assured even by those who...


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Collins Airihihenbuwa
January 15, 2018
The recent racist comment on Haiti, El Salvador and African countries by President Trump and subsequent outcry offer many opportunities for a renewed action on this Martin Luther King Jr. day. The reference to African countries, El Salvador and Haiti as “shitholes” has been met with deserved condemnation. Yet, a handful of Africans have responded...


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