Change and the Tyranny of the Majority in Africa

The challenge of ochlocracy in emerging democratic societies has remained the “tyranny of the majority”. Under these conditions, the majority encloses thought within a formidable fence where one is free to express self within the generally agreed parameters, but vulnerable to isolation once one goes behind the fence. Over time a spiral of silence develops, minority opinion, thought, and ideas are consistently shrugged off, at the very least .

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