Introduction: The Liberian Constitution forbids people of none negro origins from acquiring citizenship and properties in Liberia. Here, three separate views from very outspoken women are presented below about the issue. Rima Merhi essay is culled from the Huffington Post, which accused the Liberian Constitution of blatant racism, Ms. Pailey's piece was originally published by the FrontPage Africa, while Ms. Sayegh article originally appeared in the Liberian Journal.
The Face of America in Africa' Must End Constitutional RacismRima Merhi
Founded in 1822 to free the black slaves of America, the Liberian constitution makes it mandatory for citizens of Liberia to be black of African descent. I am one of many white children born in Liberia to non-African parents and denied nationality and citizenship rights due to the color of my skin and roots.