The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is calling upon all National Academies worldwide, members of the Inter-Academy Partnership and the global scientific community to join hands in condemning Trump’s display of overt racism towards Africans, Haitians and El Salvadorians. “No self-respecting President or world leader should spew such racist slurs at a collective of over one billion people in the world,” AAS statements adds.
According to Professor Felix Dapare Dakora, President of the AAS “The world cannot afford such irresponsible statements from a sitting President US in this era of globalization and Academy condemns in no uncertain terms the racist remarks made by President Donald Trump about Africa, Haiti and El Salvador.
President Trump, himself is a descendant of migrants and the racially-loaded insult of Africans, Haitians and El Salvadorians serves as a reminder of how America was built on the sweat of slaves from Africa, and how many of them continue to languish in inequality and indignity.
However, the AAS statement says that despite President Trump’s hostile remarks, the Academy will continue to work closely and on friendly terms with American research Institutions, universities, and the warm and wonderful people of the United States of America in the shared purpose of addressing global problems for the common good of humanity.
The AAS aligns itself with the strong sentiments expressed by the African Union, the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations in New York, as well as the Secretary General of the United Nations, the statement added.