Statement by the African Studies Association of Africa on the Brutal Killing of Mr George Floyd in the United States of America and its Aftermath

The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a membership-organization of scholars, practitioners and activists of the African continent and her Diaspora.

We are an association strongly committed to upholding the sanctity and dignity of life, particularly of Black people on the African continent, the African Diaspora and African people globally.  We are united by a brutal common experience of relentless structural violence and racism.

For centuries Black people have been denigrated and dehumanized through the system of slavery, colonialism, de jure/de facto segregation, and the activities of racist governments that have perpetuated cultural imperialism, socio-economic exploitation, and political marginalization.  Read More

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