USAfrica: On Racism and Trump, Chimamanda Adichie shuts down white, conservative editor

Chimamanda_Adichie-VS-Robert-Emmett-Tyrrell on BBC America

On Racism and Trump, Chimamanda Adichie shuts down white, conservative editor on BBC show (video embedded)

By Chido Nwangwu

Special to USAfrica (Houston) and USAfricaonline.com

Award-winning, Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joined the debate on whether the U.S President-elect, Donald Trump, is (or has been) a racist.

Robert Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of The American Spectator, a conservative magazine during the BBC show claimed Trump has never ever made a racist comment. “He hasn’t been racist”, he stated.

Adichie, pointedly, told him:

“No, you don’t get to sit there and say that he hasn’t been racist when objectively he has. And it’s not about your opinion. There are objective things. Racism is an objective reality, and Donald Trump has inhabited that reality.”

 


VIDEO #CNN special #CHIBOK Girls n #BokoHaram Live intvw wt the Founder of USAfrica multimedia and public POLICY networks Chido Nwangwu. CNN anchors John Berman n Michaela Pereira.

Forthcoming 2017 BOOK: In this engaging, uniquely insightful and first person reportage book, MANDELA & ACHEBE: Footprints of Greatness, about two global icons and towering persons of African descent whose exemplary lives and friendship hold lessons for humanity and Africans, USAfrica Founder Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and consequence to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”

He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in Soutmandela-achebe-chido-book-cover-img_0075h Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being close to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.”I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that historic Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief executive of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when President Bill Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and came to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia
specialist and founder of USAfricaonline.com, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela. http://www.mandelaachebechido.com/

  •Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (Governance, Security and Peace in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown University in Rhode Island and former adviser  on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, USAfricaonline.com; CLASSmagazine, AchebeBooks.com, the USAfrica-powered e-groups and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. 

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