U.S. Politician Tells Audience at a Forum To Go Back to Africa

Fredrick Ngugi July 21, 2017

Paul Congemi, an American long-shot candidate for St. Petersburg, Florida’s mayoral race, has come under fire, after he asked an opponent’s Black supporters to go back to Africa.

Congemi, a Republican, directed his comments at a civil rights group calling itself the “Uhuru Solidarity Movement,” which has been demanding compensation for the historical injustices committed against African-Americans during slavery in the United States, according to Fox News.

The 60-year-old politician made the controversial remarks on Tuesday at a forum about opportunities for youth in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he criticized opponent Jesse Nevel, Uhuru Movement leader, for allowing his supporters to heckle him.

Jesse Nevel

Jesse Nevel. Photo credit: YouTube

“Mr. Nevel, you and your people, you talk about reparations. The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations,” Congemi ranted while pointing a finger at the audience.

“Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama.”

Then he went on to say, “My advice to you, if you don’t like it here in America, planes leave every hour from Tampa airport. Go back to Africa. Go back to Africa. Go back!”

The unfortunate public outburst has sparked a social media outcry, with most people asking voters in St. Petersburg not to elect him as their mayor:

Speaking to the Washington Post the following day, Congemi said it is obvious that Mr. Nevel, who he just met for the first time on the eventful night, is a “self-hating White man.”

Mending Racial Inequality

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement, which is an organization of Whites working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), organizes and unites Africans around the world as one people working to liberate Africa and African people around the world.

The group believes reparations are the best way to begin to mend racial inequalities and hatred in America and the world at large.

“Our mission is to organize inside the belly of the beast, winning other White people to take a stand in solidarity with the self-defined struggle of African people for liberation, self-determination, and power over their own lives and resources,” the movement says on its website.

Currently, the APSP, a far-left American political organization whose goal is to improve the lives of Black people in the world, has a firm presence in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.

And it continues to fight for African people to have control over their own resources and lives.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: June 19, 2018


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