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  • Writer's pictureArmstrong Williams

Racism endures; ignoring genocide in Africa

PUBLISHED: June 5, 2024 |www.baltimoresun.com


Genocide is headline news over Ukraine and Gaza in the mainstream media. Cases have been taken to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Meanwhile, genocides in Africa with even more victims received but token coverage.


RwandaDarfur, and Libya were soon forgotten. Ongoing genocides in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Sudan,  the Central African Republic, and Biafra are largely ignored. The toll in the DRC has exceeded a horrifying 6 million, on par with the number of Holocaust murders. How many Americans know that shocking fact?

Why does the world shut its eyes to African genocides?  Sam Faddis, a retired CIA operations officer and former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center’s Weapons of Mass Destruction unit, on one of my recent television shows, blurted the ugly secret: “Because white people are not dying!”


Racism endures. It finds expression in international law enforcement. Only Africans have been charged and convicted by the International Criminal Court.


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