On the international scene, Nigeria is now regarded as a country in which integrity and transparency are alien and where no transactions occur without “scratching the back” of the personnel in charge. From the federal to the local level of government, there has been phenomenal increase in the incident of corruption and bad governance which has consistently threatened political stability in the country.
As we continue in the struggle for economic justice, it is important to examine how white Christian evangelism shapes our efforts to alleviate poverty. Casting poverty as a form of moral failing encourages people to disengage from the social, cultural, and structural causes of poverty and ignores the role that white Americans play in the global proliferation of poverty conditions worldwide.
The shift away from guns as consumer products for hunting and sport towards guns as consumer products for self-protection ignores the argument initially used to validate private gun ownership: defense of private property, as opposed to self-defense of the people occupying personally-owned land.
Moms Demand Action models itself after Mothers Against Drunk Driving. But to claim an inheritance from MADD is to also lay claim to their particular white suburban praxis, where the theoretically race-neutral title of “mother” works to mobilize women around the deaths of white children.
The university stands at a crossroad, and a decision is needed as to which direction it will go, whether it will cast off its foolish consistency in preserving the hegemonic forces that have arrested the development of the mind or renew itself as the last place to question and possibly upset the status quo.