African Immigrants Respond to the President: We Still Love Our Homeland | WYPR

African Immigrants Respond to the President: We Still Love Our Homeland

Jan 16, 2018

Photo Credit: Associated Press

The global rebuke of President Donald Trump continues, after it was reported that he made racist comments about Haitian, Central American and African countries during a meeting on immigration in the Oval Office last Thursday.  Since this story broke, the media has been awash with the testimonies of Black African immigrants from around the globe who have felt compelled to defend not only their countries of origin, but also their right to study, to travel, and to seek a better future for their families.

To explore African emigre reactions to the President's comments, Tom speaks with Amaha Kassah, founder and Executive Director of African Communities Together, an organization of African immigrants to the United States. He joins us by phone from New York City.