By Bartum Kulah, MD, MBA |
These are my thoughts on Weah’s “racism against footballers” speech. I believe it is an indictment of Liberia’s educational system, and its failure to educate every child regardless of family finances and status.
I saw the video where Senator Weah referred to discrimination against him as a footballer, and termed it racism. Following that statement many of his surrogates came out to defend him, claiming racism applies to football, religion etc. I even understand that the Minister of Education George Werner and others tried to justify what Senator Weah said; and someone even presented a philosophical paper on “the various types of racism, as opposed to the anti-racist”. Of note is that none of those papers talked about discriminating against footballers as being another form of racism, but instead the writer mused about the fact that beyond race, one can discriminate against cultures within different races.
Source: Globe Afrique Media