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New world awaits Bantus seeking refuge in Atlanta
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Feb. 23 | Mark Bixter

Posted on 02/28/2003 6:30:35 AM PST by twas

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There are so many things one can say.

More employment for social workers and demand for more money to solve problems that could have been avoided in the first place had not this experiement in social engineering been allowed to move forward.

Why are these people being brought to a country that is hopelessly "racist"? Do they want to experience the pain of "institutional racism"?

The south sure is a different place.

1 posted on 02/28/2003 6:30:36 AM PST by twas
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I have great sympathy and concern for these poor people. However, I don't understand this maneuver. I am really progressing to 'isolationist' thinking. No matter what humanitarian efforts we make, and we do this over and over...we are vilified by the world. I think that that $15 billion for African AIDS would be best reduced and some of it sent to Afghanistan and post Iraq.
2 posted on 02/28/2003 6:48:07 AM PST by Dudoight
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This country is doomed.
3 posted on 02/28/2003 6:48:49 AM PST by hang 'em
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Why not find them a place elsewhere in Africa, where other Bantu already live? That would have been better for both the Bantu and the US.
4 posted on 02/28/2003 6:59:14 AM PST by expatpat
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Well, thank goodness that were taking in these illiterate Bantus that will add SO much to our society.  You wouldn't want to welcome the displaced White Rhodesian farmers or anything.  That wouldn't promote our greatest goal- Balkanization- er, Diversity.


Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

5 posted on 02/28/2003 7:15:49 AM PST by South Hawthorne
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Here's what I wrote to my Congressman (Roscoe Bartlett, R-MD):

Congressman,

Here is a link to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the resettlement of 12,000 Bantus from Somalia in the United States.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/epaper/editions/sunday/news_e3853704d0f5314400f7.html

Why do we persist in importing difficult to assimilate people into our increasingly overcrowded country? It's time to re-visit our immigration policies and say "Whoa!" for a decade or two so that we can digest those who have immigrated here over the past four decades. I would think with a Republican Congress and a Republican President, we should be able to make some headway on this issue. On the other hand, our allegedly conservative President wants to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

If Republicans are going to sit on their hands on this issue (Immigration Reform), maybe I'll have to start "wasting" my vote on third party candidates in upcoming elections.
6 posted on 02/28/2003 7:25:52 AM PST by jaime1959
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Absolutely-frappin'-amazin'. This is an idea only an intellectual could conceive.

Of course, ATL is a good city for them, much like their native habitat.

A jungle.

7 posted on 02/28/2003 7:56:05 AM PST by banjo joe
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I'm a Swede and don't have (and shouldn't) any say on whether or not the United States should accept taking these poor people. That said, they deserve a chance wherever they end up. If, and only if, they are given proper language training and help to seek out jobs (not government-created jobs of course), they would probably become very hard-working members of any society. I've seen these two critical tasks done both well and disgracefully wrong in the communities I've lived in. Where it's been done well, the "new Swedes" have integrated well and really helped give a boost to local economy and life. The opposite is true where people have failed these two tasks.
8 posted on 02/28/2003 8:35:58 AM PST by anguish (while science catches up.... mysticism!)
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"Do not assume they can open a door just because it has a doorknob," Chanoff said.

How about you take 'em?

9 posted on 02/28/2003 8:55:12 AM PST by johniegrad
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The south sure is a different place.

This is a State Dept. program, with Atlanta only being the first of 43 U.S. cities accepting these refugees. What does the "South" have to do with any of this?

10 posted on 02/28/2003 8:56:56 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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The south sure is a different place.

This is a State Dept. program, with Atlanta only being the first of 43 U.S. cities accepting these refugees. What does the "South" have to do with any of this?

11 posted on 02/28/2003 8:57:25 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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So racist that African immigrants do better than native blacks.

These people will probably be wealthier in 3 years (per capita) than Amercian blacks who live in the Atlanta city limits.
12 posted on 02/28/2003 8:57:51 AM PST by Guillermo (Allergic to Cats)
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>>Of course, ATL is a good city for them, much like their native habitat.

A jungle.<<


Just what we need. More people to add to the traffic mess.
13 posted on 02/28/2003 9:02:01 AM PST by Ole Okie ( ON)
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"These people will probably be wealthier in 3 years (per capita) than Amercian blacks who live in the Atlanta city limits."

I've read articles about the immigrant blacks making a big effort to keep their kids away from the native blacks. They don't want them polluted by the black inner-city culture. Also, immigrant blacks in NY city have a higher average income than the average of the whites.

14 posted on 02/28/2003 9:06:35 AM PST by blam
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The PC liberals are going to destroy this country and we are out of our minds to permit it.
15 posted on 02/28/2003 9:13:35 AM PST by vishnu2
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I saw this on a news show (20/20 type) and one that moved to Kansas was already in medical school. But you should have seen him driving! lol
16 posted on 02/28/2003 9:14:31 AM PST by eyespysomething (If you're runnin' down my country, you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me)
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I don't blame them from keeping their kids away from American Culture.

I would suspect that many of these people do not have an attitude of entitlement and don't believe the lie that they cannot exist in the most racist, oppressive society on earth (the USA).
17 posted on 02/28/2003 9:21:34 AM PST by Guillermo (Allergic to Cats)
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Send them to Maine. Those people love the ones they already have. Also it is keeping many people employed running welfare offices.
18 posted on 02/28/2003 9:35:06 AM PST by cynicom
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"Send them to Maine. Those people love the ones they already have. Also it is keeping many people employed running welfare offices."

Aaahhh. It's just a ploy to get more federal dollars into the state, don't ya think?

19 posted on 02/28/2003 11:42:51 AM PST by blam
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I read the comments by all of you and as a Southerner, native Texan, I have seen the frustration you and other southerners have with foreigners "using up" our tax dollars, taking our jobs and causing heart attacks left and right. Why should we let these people come here?

Perhaps because the U.S. is a country that will not stand aside and watch a human being starve. The Bantus coming to America are the precious few who survived famine, rape, massacre and plague. If these people do not deserve a safe haven, who in the world does?
Would any of you deny your sister, or mother a place to live if she had been repeatedly raped in her home town, and would go on being raped if she stayed there?
The Bantu's from Somalia will stay if they die. We are saving people by allowing them to live in our country.

If we are to deny a Bantu safe haven, we are to sentence him to death.
We cannot hate someone we do not know. You and I know very little about each other. I would not deny you food or safety and I would not kill you even though I disagree with you. By judging the Bantu whom you have not met and do not know is ignorant.
We cannot judge someone until we have educated ourselves about them. These people will live longer than any of you, they can cope better with rigorous life circumstances than any of you, they will not die alone, or of diabetes, stroke and cardiac arrest like many of you. They will not over spend or over eat or be put in prison. They will not waste resources or judge you for your obesity and slothful nature. They are grateful to us and can teach us how to live our lives better and longer. They are smart enough to excel in a foreign, hostile, modernized country. None of us would survive if we were dropped in Somalia. These people are survivors and pose no threat to us. We would do well to learn from them.
Every educated, well read, well traveled or compassionate person will see that this is not a matter of resources lost to accept the Bantus, it is a matter of wisdom gained.

Do some research on these people, if you are not afraid to understand them.


20 posted on 10/08/2004 5:11:18 PM PDT by iamnotlikeyou (Those damn Bantus and their resilience)
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