When Will Racial Discrimination End?
How Abuja Residents Are Addressing the Issue

Abuja, 20th March, 2024— The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been celebrated on March 21 since 1966, yet racism continues to affect millions of people around the world.

According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 in 10 Americans say more changes are needed to achieve racial equality.

In Europe, 48 % of residents believe that too little is done to tackle discrimination in their country,
“We all long to live in a world where no one is discriminated against,” said the Regional Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses Folarin Odebode, who lives in Abuja. “But until that day comes, I want to do my part in being a member of the community who is kind to all people. And I want to teach others to do the same.”

Odebode says that he was especially impressed by an edition of the Watchtower magazine titled “A World Without Prejudice – When?” published in June 2013. The articles helped him to become aware of any unconscious bias he may be harboring toward particular groups of people.

“The articles’ Biblical references have helped me shape my thinking, which has allowed me to genuinely connect with others who are different from me,” said Odebode.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are active in 239 countries and strive to be united in faith despite racial, economic, or physical differences.

As a reflection of their diversity, jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, features practical Bible-based content in more than 1,084 languages.

A free digital copy of the June 2013 edition of the Watchtower magazine can be downloaded here.