“Everyone knows that in English bad things are ‘black’ (black spot, black day and blackmail),” he writes. “By the same token, everyone knows that good things are ‘white’ (white knight, white magic, white lie).”
But when one looks at dictionary definitions of the words black and white Okali certainly has a very valid case because in the English language black and white have come to mean more than just a colour. They clearly refer to certain race groups. And these coupled with various characteristics attached to these colours paints blacks in a very unfavourable light.