This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles interrogates racism and racial inequality globally, specifically towards African nations. The conversation is led by Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, MD & African Union Ambassador to the US (2016-2019), Ben Murray-Bruce, former Nigerian Senator (2015-2019) & founder of the Silverbird Group, and Grant Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners & former Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House.
The panel discussed the unfair treatment of African Nations by corporations and international institutions, and what policies and guidelines governments, corporations and institutions can develop to address these inequalities and unfair practices. Unequal health outcomes in many African Nations from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the unequal global allocation of health resources, is just one pressing example. The discussion focuses on historic and contemporary examples of institutionalized racism towards the continent of Africa within global economic structures and business. The conversation is moderated by WTCLA president, Stephen Cheung.