Attacks Against Africans is Colonial Oppression, Not “Afrophobia”!!
by InPDUM Stockholm
On Sunday Sept 8th in Malmö, Sweden an African man and his 1,5 year old son were out walking. A group of white people walked towards them and started to verbally attack the man and his son. They threatened to kill his son while physically attacking the man and the son. While they were abusing him a group of 10 people came and joined the brutal abusing of the man. They also tried to throw him over the bridge but as he fought he managed to to cling the railing. Under the bridge was ongoing traffic with cars and buses. This brutal attack stopped when the abusers heard the sirens from the police. They ran away and have not been found according to what has been said. The African man was left with a cracked lip and blood all over him. These attacks are taking place all over the world. For instance, In Dallas, TX, on Sept 3rd, a white nationalist 46 year old murderer fired bullets into the face of an 8 year old African boy, Donald Maiden Jr, who had just celebrated his birthday. An African man in Brussels was brutally attacked by the police and they urinated on him in front of his mother. He ended up in coma as a result of the attack. This happened to him because of an invalid bus ticket he had.
We have a situation in Sweden where many people and different “anti racist” / left organizations call these kinds of attacks “Afrophobia”. We are not spiders or snakes, we are Africans! It is a question of colonial violence. This is not a question of any kind of phobia, neither a question about racism, but a question of colonial oppression. These different attacks that Africans and other oppressed peoples face is part of a long ongoing history of colonial violence. This violence is necessary in order for imperialism to survive. ” Sometimes it is done by the state in the form of police and other times it is done by regular white people, but its purpose is the same – to keep Africans in ‘our place’. A place of subjugation and exploitation. These kinds of attacks are growing more today as people around the world are struggling to take control over their own lives, creating crisis for the white empire that has lived off of our stolen labor and resources so long.
If we want an end to these kinds of attacks it is our responsibility to protect and defend our own, by organizing for power! We need to organize for power so that we will be capable of community control ; control of housing, schools and economy etc. InPDUM Stockholm is calling on every African in Stockholm and surrounding into organization. You can participate in different ways. You can help us to distribute leaflets, write articles, donations, contribute with any skills you may have, everything from cooking to programming. Any skill that we possess must come into organization, so that we can depend on ourselves and not white power. We call on every African in Sweden to join InPDUM! If we are ever to see a change in our lives, we need to struggle for power and not acceptance from our oppressors. We cannot “solve” racism, and we have not been able to do so for over 500 years. What we need to change is the power relationship, between those who have and those who aint got!