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Why Blacks Should Stay in Africa
The Week ^ | November 18 | Constant Sabang

Posted on 11/19/2005 7:50:05 AM PST by Imnotalib

Why blacks should stay in Africa.

by Constant Sabang in "Le Quotidien Mutations"

Africans dreaming of a better life shouldn’t look to America, said Constant Sabang in Yaounde’s Le Quotidien Mutations. Every year when the U.S. visa lottery comes around, thousands of Africans, among them many Cameroonians, apply for a chance to “become a nephew of Uncle Sam.” A few of them even win one of the coveted green cards allotted to African countries. But what do they find when they leave Cameroon? They have given up their national identity, not to mention their passports, to become second-class citizens. For black people, America is “not the land of opportunity.” Jobs, if they can be found, are of the most menial kind, and people with dark skin are still outsiders. Those images we saw on TV recently of inundated Louisiana and Mississippi present the true picture of America, not the glossy “Hollywood superproductions or promotional videos” that capture our imaginations. The footage of black people crying on the roofs of their shacks might as well have come from Niger or Sudan. For all its great wealth and power, the U.S. is at bottom a Darwinian society. It is “a jungle, where the strong feed off the weak.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: africa; african; blacks; cameroon; constantsabang; cz; greencards; quotidienmutations; visa
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With a labor shortage in many parts of the country, I'd say any black that can get to the US with a reasonable ability to speak English and a marketable job skill would do just fine. I know our business would hire skilled machinists right now no matter where they're from.

The real reason these people become second-class citizens is that most of them have nothing to offer. It's ot ther fault, and it's not because they're black. A white man from Bosnia with no skills and the average educatoin of a black man from Cameroon wouldn't do well either.

1 posted on 11/19/2005 7:50:06 AM PST by Imnotalib
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To: Imnotalib
the U.S. is at bottom a Darwinian society.

All societies are Darwinian. It is the nature of man. Working for the 'common good' in Cuba, Venezuela, etc. is nothing more than a means for one group to stay in power at the expense of others.

Making this a race issue, like the author of the article, is ludicrous. No opportunities for blacks in the U.S.? Hmmmm. Guess Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, Shaq et al. must be Oreos. /sarc

2 posted on 11/19/2005 7:54:03 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Imnotalib

Black immigrants are not struggling in America - it is only the native born blacks. Liberals have been mocking conservatives for decades about the conservative claim that welfare leads to dependency and broken families, but the relative success of black immigrants is a powerful testimonial otherwise.


3 posted on 11/19/2005 7:54:18 AM PST by Jibaholic (The facts of life are conservative - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Imnotalib

I agree with all you say. The world is a marketplace and you barter with what you have. However, 2nd class here is better than first class in many parts of the world.


4 posted on 11/19/2005 7:54:23 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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Second Class in the US is still better than first class in that sh*thole.


5 posted on 11/19/2005 7:56:57 AM PST by stm
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To: Jibaholic

Regardless of where they come from, the issue is one of how they 'arrive.' If someone, from anywhere, comes to the US thinking that once they cross the border (legally) all their problems will be solved and everything will fall into place, then they will fail. If they come with the thought that their success is dependent on them, then they will most likely find great success.


6 posted on 11/19/2005 8:00:30 AM PST by DancesWithBolsheviks
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To: Imnotalib

Wah Wah Wah, Boo Hoo Boo Hoo, Poor Misstreated Blacks.

"A white man from Bosnia with no skills and the average educatoin of a black man from Cameroon wouldn't do well either." This is a Fact.


7 posted on 11/19/2005 8:02:46 AM PST by MisouriMule (We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.)
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To: stm
Second Class in the US is still better than first class in that sh*thole.

No way, I bet if the whole 9th Ward in NO or even parts of Detroit went to Africa, they would be welcomed with open arms, and would do much better than here being oppressed by the white man. I say start packing, its time for a boat ride.

8 posted on 11/19/2005 8:06:26 AM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: Mrs Mark

This reflects a French colonial point of view.


9 posted on 11/19/2005 8:10:43 AM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: MisouriMule
Das da fact, Jack!!!


10 posted on 11/19/2005 8:11:10 AM PST by stm
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To: Jibaholic
Black immigrants are not struggling in America - it is only the native born blacks

It's true. There is enormous resentment for Caribbean and African blacks who come to America and kick ass economically through--ta-da!-HARD WORK. What a concept.

11 posted on 11/19/2005 8:14:23 AM PST by montag813
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To: Mrs Mark

Just call me. I'll help them pack.


12 posted on 11/19/2005 8:29:29 AM PST by 308MBR (If we ain't supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?)
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To: Imnotalib
They have given up their national identity, not to mention their passports, to become second-class citizens. For black people, America is “not the land of opportunity.” Jobs, if they can be found, are of the most menial kind,

Yeah, they're not nearly as good as the jobs the Cameroonians had back in the Old Country: lion bait, spear catcher, fly agar ... Do I hear someone boo-hooing because a group of immigrants just off the boat aren't made CEOs of America's top corporations? Now THERE'S a realistic expectation! And by the way, who ever promised anyone that America was the express route to Paradise anyway? It's a land of OPPORTUNITY, not GUARANTEES.

Those images we saw on TV recently of inundated Louisiana and Mississippi present the true picture of America

The true picture of America after the worst hurricane in half a century! How much better would Cameroon fare if it got walloped by Katrina? Spare me the false equivalency.

13 posted on 11/19/2005 8:32:23 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Imnotalib
This author is either misinformed or an idiot (or both).

Immigrant blacks from Africa were not the ones he saw in Louisiana. Those were native born blacks -- ones who have been brainwashed into a life of dependency by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, the liberal Democrats, et. al.

Immigrant blacks from the Carribean, Africa, and other parts of the world, for the most part, do fine here in America.

14 posted on 11/19/2005 8:38:05 AM PST by PallMal
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To: Jibaholic
As one who works extensively with African immigrants, I can tell you that this article is total rubbish.

The folks I know from Ghana, Mali, & other African countries are immensely hard working & appreciative of this country.

They are great achievers & they love this country & the opportunity it has given them.

Disregard the idiocy written in this article.
15 posted on 11/19/2005 8:42:33 AM PST by Republic If You Can Keep It
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To: Imnotalib

yet another puff piece of liberal propaganda. The fact is that most recent African immigrants end up doing better than so-called native blacks now and better than most native whites in the second generation


16 posted on 11/19/2005 8:42:36 AM PST by Nat Turner (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME)
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To: Imnotalib

Some intersting stats about Cameroon:

Population (millions) 15.5
Literacy rate 73.5
Gross national income per capita 560
TVs per 1000 people 34
Radios per 1000 people 163
Telephone mainlines per 1000 people 7
Mobile phones per 1000 people 20
Personal computers per 1000 people 3.9
Internet users (thousands) 45

I don’t know who this Constant Sabang babe is, but my guess is she is a real U.S. hater.

I never did believed in the lottery system as a way to arrive to our shores. My question is, can anybody apply or does the person applying need to have a marketable skill? When this started, I was too disgusted to give it any attention. Now I regret it.

Thank you.


17 posted on 11/19/2005 9:02:37 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Motherbear

BUMP!


19 posted on 11/19/2005 9:33:39 AM PST by Publius6961 (The IQ of California voters is about 420........... .............cumulatively)
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To: Mrs Mark
I say start packing, its time for a boat ride.

Stop dissing those folks. If they can't fly, first class for sure, they ain't going.

20 posted on 11/19/2005 9:34:03 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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