Skip to comments.In the Bronx, a Clash of Cultures Turns Violent [Blacks vs West Africans! Racist?]
Posted on 10/19/2009 2:53:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
In the Bronx, a Clash of Cultures Turns Violent
Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
Community leaders organized meetings at Al Tawba mosque in Claremont to address fear and frustration expressed by many local West African immigrants who have experienced tensions with the local black American residents.
Published: October 19, 2009
The storefronts on a stretch of Webster Avenue in the Claremont neighborhood in the South Bronx tell the story of local shifts as well as any census: a Senegalese-run 99-cent store, an African video store, an African-run fast-food spot, a mosque, several African restaurants.
A Community Struggles The owner of Café de C.E.D.E.A.O., named for the coalition of West African nations, envisioned it as a community hub, where Americans would try his wifes cassava soup and realize its not so foreign after all. But a year in, the owner, Mohammed M. Barrie, said he could count the number of American patrons on one hand.
Meanwhile, he and his customers have been taunted, he said, and his restaurants window urinated on. Someone tried to break into a diners car. Then there is the bullet hole in the front window, a mark from a gunshot through the window late one night last summer.
Those people, they dont respect African people, said Mr. Barrie, a Sierra Leone native who settled in the United States in 1998. I pay my bills, I pay my taxes, they still ... He trailed off.
Down the block, Muhammed....
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How sad. I’m speechless. American born blacks are resentful of African immigrants who are working and running businesses, and being productive members of society? Somebody p*** on his window???? Somebody else shot at his store? And the American born people do that because why????????
What WILL they do when they don’t have Whitey to kick around anymore?
West African Muslims in NYC?
In the UK - Somali Muslims attack and call n***er the Caribean British citizens who have live in the UK for decades. A black Brit did a video on it and i think he called it the N word.
This is just like Africa where Islamic (black/Arabic) Africans kill African Christians.
The African-Americans, like many of other-Americans, are wondering what the hell these people are doing in our country. Why are we importing poor people from all over the world, who then try to impose their ways on our culture?
Is there such a thing as “They Are Muslim” Defense?
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.
Someone needs to ask Rev Wright which chickens are coming home to roost.
The African-Americans are upset because the new immigrants are kicking their butts. The new immigrants are employed, starting businesses and owning the buildings that the A/M’s are living in. They are also blowing the cover of oppression that the White Man is keeping us down. No wonder they are mad, Al and Jesse have told them it is impossible to get ahead. These darn immigrants are screwing up the story.
No person residing in NYC or any other place in America should be subject to unwarranted assaults. Any such attacks should be a police matter and properly prosecuted.
That said, all NYC or elsewhere permanent residents should be citizens or legal immigrants who have done the necessary paperwork to come here. Any person, found to be an illegal should be deported and forbidden to return. Anyone operating a licensed business or applying for a government benefit should be required to show real ID of citizenship or legal immigrant status.
We need 2 of the “that’s racists” kids yelling “that’s racist” at each other. HA !
“Kantara Baragi, the imam of the Al Tawba mosque, acknowledges that insularity is part of the problem. We dont hang around, said Mr. Baragi,”
Looks like they are staying to themselves instead of intermingling. Those actions will raise suspicions.
We bring them here precisely so they can impose their culture on our nation.
What many of us suspected for years is becoming apparent - progressives intend to destroy American culture in order to rebuild it in their own image.
Third World USA.
I’ll root for the West Africans, at least they appreciate the fact they’re in this country.
While I’m not defending the American blacks who are attacking them, it certainly wouldn’t bother me at all if these folks packed up and went back to their 3rd world Islamic $hitholes.
This is an old pattern. Newcomers arrive, start businesses, and are treated with resentment by the older residents. In the past, there was always a “racial” element. This time, there isn’t one, but it’s the same old pattern.
I wouldn't appreciate that, either.
“Someone needs to ask Rev Wright which chickens are coming home to roost.”
Probably Reverend Wright’s chickens. Is he one of those who urges resentment against businesses?