Why Convince Liberians to Give Citizenship to Non-Negroes?

Published: 1/Mar/2018
Source: FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

By Aisha M. Dukulé

In his inaugural address, President George M. Weah’s called Liberians to do away with the constitution’s “negro clause”.

The President discussed Article 12, stating, “it is my view that keeping such a clause in our constitution is unnecessary, racist, and inappropriate for the place that Liberia occupies today in the comity of nations.”

It was a surprising move for many Liberians for the President to address this issue so early on, while the country faces many pressing challenges, such as the “messy” educational and the failing healthcare system, the broken economy, and of course dual citizenship for the Liberian Diaspora.

Read further: https://frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/op-ed/7077-why-convince-liberians-to-give-citizenship-to-non-negroes

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2018