Kevin Sharkey as first black president in Ireland

Artist and activist Kevin Sharkey has made a plea to be nominated as “Ireland’s first black president” to send out a message to racists and immigrants. “To nominate a black president in Ireland, by the people, I can think of no better message to send, not only to the racists, but the people coming here looking for a better life.”

Accordig to Mr. Sharkey is the racism one of the most aweful things. He also said that he experienced racism many times, for the last time it was 6 weeks ago when he was called „nigger“.

The presidential election will take place on October 26th. Nominations formally opened on Thursday and will remain open until September 26th. By then aspiring candidates will need nominations from either 20 Oireachtas members or four local authorities.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/kevin-sharkey-says-first-black-president-would-send-a-message-1.3614335

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