The colour of strength and vigour against the colour of intimidation in society

August 31, 2016 OPINION/NEWS

Adeola Olagunju



Ogunniyi Abayomi

History reiterates the consciousness and belief of the human race as a species of flesh, blood and water over the assertion of a superior race, religion and ideology that disrupts our society.

The struggle bears a stigma in the mind of its victims as a refugee or those who occupy the extinction camps on the basis of war and instability that doesn’t find its distance from their minds.

The sad occurrence of segregation erupts an atmosphere of crises and protests over the domination of colour and race that occupy certain positions in the economic, political and educational sector of society. A maligned act that was difficult to subvert, we reject the exploitation or remain oppressed by the foreign powers.

History records the brutal treatment and maltreatment of Jews in Germany as reminiscent of the infliction upon the coloured race in the name of domination. Holocaust was the agenda implemented by the dictatorial German chancellor, Adolf Hitler, opposing the existence of the Jews and their dominance across the European continent with an aim to wipe them out.

Hitler in his autonomy and dictatorial hierarchy formulated certain policies in this era to banish the freedom and participation of Jews in the socio-economic development across Germany.

The restriction of Jewish people from attending schools, freedom of movement and marriage with non Jewish citizens created an atmosphere of segregation and instability across Europe. The loneliness and restriction endeared them to be seen as a second class citizen.

The infliction disrupted the relationship between the Germans, Dutch and Polish citizens whose boundaries and territories were occupied by the Jews. The attempts to eliminate the Jews from existence attracted destabilization among European nations. the German Nazis in the 19th century likewise grieving the world to kick against Hitler until the end of the second world war.

The Africans cannot be forgotten and are reminiscent of these struggles for identity under the demeanour of foreign dominance over the administration of our affairs.

The existence that lasted for centuries lives with us as a community. It has become an affair of religion and culture over colour and tribe.

Society wants from its own republic canvassing for separation by fellow tribes occupying its territory. The war never seems to end, peaceful resolutions disrupted by the guns across society in our act to emancipate.

Coming down to my country Nigeria, we have wandered around the autonomy of one tribe against another and the dominance of one religion against another. The agenda gave birth to an administration of leaders and the administration of servants from the geo-graphical zone of the country.

The rise of one tribe over the dearth of another, including its religion, blurs its identity where we sell ourselves for little crumbs, while it depreciates. Yet we still point the finger at his tribe neglecting its problems.

The rise is no longer new if freedom of the coloured race is threatened and thwarted. An example is the scene of killing the Negros without proper justice. This has prevailed over time and substituted for religious acrimony and differences.

If we observe, can we see the world divided by this single human of blood and water of different race, religions and bewildered acts in the name of beliefs?










Ogunniyi Abayomi

Ogunniyi Abayomi was born July 11, 1991 in the city of Lagos, where he resides. A poet and essayist whose works have been published in various journals.


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