Ghanaian movie icon, Majid Michael, has shared his opinion on the recent spate of killings across the globe.
Majid Michael is one of the Ghanaian actors who got into the film industry during the period in which Frank Rajah Arase signed a contract with Ghana’s Abdul Salam Mumuni of Venus Films. The contract basically involved introducing Ghanaian actors into the mainstream Nollywood film industry and making them have a star power comparable to Nigerian actors.
According to him, hate, ignorance and racism are are the factors behind the brutal killings.
On his Instagram page @majidmichel, the Ghollywood cum Nollywood actor wrote: “We hate because we are taught to hate. We hate because we are ignorant. We are the product of ignorant people who have been taught an ignorant thing, which is that there are 4 or 5 different races. There are not 4 or 5 different races, there is only one race on the face of the earth and we are all members of that race. ‘The Human Race’.
“But we have separated people into races so that some of us can see ourselves as superior to the others. We thought it would work, i guess it hasn’t worked. It has been bad for everyone”.
“So it’s about time to get over this business. There is no gene for racism, there is no gene for intolerance, you are not born intolerant, you have to learn to be intolerant and anything you learn you can unlearn and it’s time to unlearn our intolerance”.
“The ignorance of thinking that you are better or worse than someone else because of the amount of pigment in your skin. Pigmentation in your skin has nothing to do with intelligence, neither does it have to do with your worth as a human being. It’s time to get over that”.