8 PM EST - “The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.” - Chinua Achebe
Scotty T Reid – Over the past week, we have seen politicians, including former Sec of State Hillary Clinton, decide to boycott events that Donald Trump or members of his administration were scheduled to attend. The latest boycott involved a speech being given by President Trump at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago this week. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stated “personal feelings” as to why he did not attend the speech and was singled out for criticism by Trump in his speech.
Are these boycotts indeed principled stands or meaningless political stunts?