Haiti took African Americans in and granted them citizenship during the 1800s when slavery was still legal in the US. Cuba, Tanzania, and other countries have hosted revolutionary Black leaders who were escaping oppression in America. So you can’t say that the rest of the world has done nothing. That’s why I believe in Pan-Africanism because our struggles have always been interconnected and still are. I am not sure what the ADOS movement thinks it will accomplish by severing that unity at a time when Pan-African unity is so critical to the struggles we all face.

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) is a Guyanese born Pan-Africanist, author, and law student.

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