The political leader of the Alternative National Congress, (ANC) Alexander B. Cummings has made good his promise to the people of Bolongoidu, Quardu Gboni District in Lofa County.During his first county tour recently, Mr. Cummings assured the inhabitants in that Muslim community of his willingness to participate in the reconstruction of the area.For his compassion for the people, Mr. Cummings made a cash donation of US$3, 000 to complete a bigger mosque that would serve the surrounding villages in the area.Making the presentation, Mr. Cummings said he remains committed to serving the people of Liberia without any discrimination.He said his donation was an initial fulfillment, and promised to revisit the district during the dedication of the mosque.Receiving the donation, Imam Amara Kamara, Chairman of the Bolongoidu Mosque Project of Quardu Gboni, expressed appreciation for the donation and pledged their support to Mr. Cummings’ quest for the presidency in next year’s legislative and presidential elections.Imam Kamara said the people of Bolongoidu will forever remember the gesture of Mr. Cummings because he is the first political leader in recent times to visit Bolongoidu .Meanwhile, to further appreciate Mr. Cummings’ gesture, the people of Bolongoidu gowned the ANC leader and presented him with a cow to demonstrate their willingness to work with him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Merriam-Webster/Screen Capture X Listen 00:00 /13:20 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: If you say a particular action, behavior, or policy is “racist,” what does that conjure?For some, it brings to mind images of white robes, burning crosses, or swastikas. And, with those images in mind, most of us would say we’re not racists.Yet racist policies, practices, and economic realities still exist – to say nothing of the overt racism and violence many still experience. So, how can you have racism without many overt racists?Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva addressed that topic in his 2003 book, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, which is now in its fifth edition.Bonilla-Silva says that after the Civil Rights movement, racism went underground more or less. While cross burning and lynching largely disappeared, racial segregation – literally and economically – is still very much alive.Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaSociologist Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva speaks with guests at a recent event at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he serves as a scholar in residence.Bonilla-Silva is a professor of sociology at Duke University and president of the American Sociological Association. He also serves as a scholar in residence at the University of Houston-Downtown’s Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS). He discussed this topic with a group of students there on Jan. 29.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with the professor about his book and how he believes institutionalized racism can be fought in the modern age.