Welcome, Guest: Join Nigeria Student Forum / Login / Trending Now / Recent Topics

Stats: 33,334 Members, 82,633 Topics, 16,502 Comments. Date: Oct 28 2020, 3:59 pm

SPECIAL: Gain Admission Into 200 Level To Study In Any University Via IJMB | CAMBRIDGE | JUPEB | NO JAMB | LOW FEES | Call 07063085343, 08086347092 To Register!
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads
Mathew Oluwaseun
University of Ilorin (Unilorin)
Mechanical Engineering
500Level, Nigeria.
GridCodes: Works even when there is no street name/house number. The GridCode you generate is a full fledged address that is smart as well. Download the GridCode App

Android: https://bit.ly/2U0hH4D

iOS Users: https://apple.co/2NaFgUD

Is Donald Trump racist?

Nigerian award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie appeared on BBC Newsnight with the editor in chief of the American Spectator, R Emmett Tyrrell to discuss Trump's win at the U.S presidential election.

Tyrrell argued that Donald Trump hadn't said anything racist during his campaign trail, and his endorsement by the KKK was nothing more than an unfortunate detail.

A claim to which Adichie responds with: “I am sorry, but if you are a White man you don’t get to define what racism is… No, you don’t get to sit there and say that he hasn’t been racist when objectively, he has.”

Remaining calm and collected despite Tyrrell ridiculous statements and disruptions, Adichie's eye rolling game was so on point.

However, we are very surprised that Nigerians are insulting Adichie and defending a White mansplaining raceplaining misogynist who at various times was basically trying to downplay the KKS’s role in Trump’s election:

Here are some of the reactions, (I am posting only the ones supporting Adichie, because the ones opposing her are downright stupid and ridiculous):

The trend that we have to attack and write insulting think piece on Adichie everytime she speaks is just ridiculous.

None of the people speaking out against Adichie bothered to watch the video (posted above) or even praised her for being incredibly patient.

And even more annoying, none of them are questioning Tyrrell's statement that Trump is not racist.

Meanwhile, I agree with Adichie that a White man cannot define racism when they have never experienced it before.

She is not saying he cannot talk about racism. The word she used was 'define', which is only right since the only person/s who gets to 'define' the realities of racism are the ones at the receiving end.

Please for those who have never bothered to study history, you need to know and understand that racism was created, and perpetuated by white people. So how can they define and understand the struggle?

White people were not invaded, kidnapped, mutilated, killed and shipped in horrendous conditions to become slaves in another continent.

Nigerians need to be sensible and critical. We need to stop with the Adichie hating, it is getting old.

If you don't like her story, go and write your own.


0 Like

Don not get stuck at the well of argument. Let God be your vindicator. Let Him fight your battles. He will vindicate you better than you can vindicate yourself.

Don't have an account? Use the form below to signup for a Nigeria Student Forum Account

E.g Seuncoded

I agree to the terms of service

Viewing this topic:
1 guest viewing this topic
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads
Download the Ngstudentforum app for Android Devices

Disclaimer: Every Nigeria Student Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nigeria Student Forum.
- Copyright © 2016 - 2020. All rights reserved.