Skip to comments.Belief in Work Ethic Strong Across Africa
Posted on 08/01/2014 10:37:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Africans are among the most likely in the world to believe people in their countries can get ahead by working hard. The 85% of Africans who said they believed this in 2013 rivals results found in more developed nations, and is on par with the 84% who believe this in Northern America. This faith in work ethic could be a major asset to plans that may emerge next week at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where African and U.S. leaders will focus on ways to stimulate growth and opportunities for the next generation.
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Also, this does not surprise me: Christianity is growing by leaps and bounds in many parts of Africa. Asia, too.
As the United States rejects God, the Holy Spirit works in other places. And they will benefit.
Dunno, we all know of a certain Kenyan who’s never done a day of work in his life and couldn’t find his brain even if he had a GPS.
Sadly, the disconnect between American Blacks (after the number done to them by more than a half-century of welfare state leftism) and Africans is vast.
When Scott Ott is hot, he can’t be beat. Or is this the Onion?
We had some African college kids at the place I was 10 years back. Nice, pleasant, VG workers—a complete opposite from their Americanized cousins born here.
> Would be interesting to see what that number is among African-Americans.
I could insert a pithy comment here but I’ll refrain.
I *will* say this: too bad that vaunted Dark Continent work ethic didn’t rub off on Barack and Michelle Ebola. er... Obama. (Forgive me, but you can see how I might get the two confused...)
If true it won’t be long before they blow by us in power and wealth.
Maybe you have to reach rock bottom before the undeniable truths of life kick-in.
I think this is total BS, even if it is true, it sure didn't make it across the ocean with their brethren here.
I know several people who came from Nigeria, and they do work hard, and are good people.
They can’t stand American blacks, they think they are lazy and complain too much.
I wonder why the idea of benefiting from hard work didn't sink in with slaves?
There is work that generates income, primarily from rising in the morning, getting into or onto some mode of transportation (even ‘walking’ and performing some sort of service for ‘money’ in the form of a paycheck.
Then there is the ‘work’ whose only requirement is to call some helpline, get on a computer, or visit some welfare office to apply for the myriad of programs to get “what you deserve.”
My fear and realization is that the latter outnumber us.
I'm sure I'll be accused of being racist for passing this on, and it certainly isn't politically correct, but true -
those that were captured for slavery were far from being the smartest, fastest or most motivated. Quite often they were sold to the slave traders by their own tribes, who practiced slavery.
Huge difference between Africans and A-As.
I knew an African that wouldn’t let his son have anything to do with those of the American persuasion.
48% of residents live below the local poverty levels.
So, either they have appallingly bad government, or, the poll respondents are not familiar with free enterprise capitalism.
You missed the point.
When I was born Africa was a sh*thole. When I die Africa will be a sh*thole. - Signed: Every man that ever lived.
Oh I got your point, but unlike self-flagellating libs, I refuse to bear the burden of guilt for slavery that Jesse, Al, and Hussein would like to hang on all whites. My family never owned any slaves, and even back during segregation, were always more than generous and kind toward blacks. There has been a movement to place guilt on all whites for slavery, along with a growing movement for some type of reparations. I refuse to bear either. Instead, I suggest that those descendants of slaves make an attempt to become productive members of society, take advantage of educational and other opportunties and not expect “whitey” to support him.