The Black Lives Matter cry is pointing not only at addressing racial inequalities of the present, but also the origin and relics of slavery and colonization. In the midst of these sweeping changes, where does Liberia stand?
Thus, statues of individuals who symbolize any of these ‘evils’ are tumbling down in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other places. Beyond statues, there are advocacies for changing the names of streets and places that immortalize the names of slave traders, the confederacy (in the United States), systemic racism, or white supremacy. In the midst of these sweeping changes, where does Liberia stand?