Kenyan Opinion: On American Hypocrisy
In the mid-1980s I witnessed a Ku Klux Klan march in the heart of Boston, one of the most liberal cities in the United States.
I was a student at the time and remember being extremely perplexed by the fact that Americans could allow this racist organisation to demonstrate.
Would such an organisation be allowed to exist if it vilified Jews or supported paedophilia? I wondered.
How was it possible, I asked my professor, that people could profess their racism in a country where blacks had fought a long and hard battle for their civil rights? How could Americans allow people to express such hate-filled opinions?