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Old 12-23-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I can't see it happening. With all of these princes giving away their countries wealth to me I'll soon be able to afford to buy Africa.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:19 AM
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I can't see it happening. With all of these princes giving away their countries fortunes to me I'll soon be able to afford to buy Africa.
How?
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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How?
I'm a Nigerian prince with a small fortune. I'm trapped in the UK and I need about 2000 grand to get home. I will gladly share my fortune with you.

Ever had. An email like that before?
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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You are so mistaken I don't know where to begin. Colonialism took different forms in different places. My mothers father was not rich but he worked in the mines of Obusai, sent his kids to school, retired with a pension and lived to a 100. All of his kids he had with my grandmother could read and write. They all ended up in America with varying degrees of success.

My paternal grandmother who is 90 still waxes poetically about the "Obroni". So spare me your black nationalism life has gotten decidedly worse for most Black Africans post colonialism. A recent poll of Jamaicans revealed 60% would support the return of the Brits, that a decent market for the sentiment for most of Black Africa.
I am Jamaican and I know that no such poll was conducted....
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I am Jamaican and I know that no such poll was conducted....
As if being Jamaican means you know everything about it.

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Old 12-23-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Your family waxes about that, but I don't know any Africans who express those sentiments. And I've had the opportunity to meet many African students, as well as students from the West Indies. From my conversations with them, none of them would ever want a return to the colonial days. Your family is among the minority that benefited. Most Africans didn't benefit. Colonialism was mainly exploitation.

And your poll on Jamaica, who conducted the poll? Who was asked? How many people were asked?

The whole "spare me the Black nationalism", I'm not bringing any of that. I've read about colonialism. I've talked to other people from African nations about it. And I'm mistaken? I know what this is about. And it is a sentiment that has been echoed all the way back to colonialism. It's the idea of "Blacks are inferior and can't rule themselves" thing. That's all it really is. I don't see anyone doing for many nations in Africa what was done for South Korea. South Korea went from being one of the poorest nations in the world to being a major economic power. Why? The USA pumped billions into its economy during the 60s and 70s. And South Korea had been under Japanese rule for a long time. Who is doing that for any African nations? And I'm not talking about "aid". I'm talking about something on par with what South Korea got.
Fascinating you should have asked these African students how many were planning to return to Africa once their studies were complete.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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Fascinating you should have asked these African students how many were planning to return to Africa once their studies were complete.
Some have mentioned they would love to go back. A few mentioned that they want to help their home nations out. And I have another question. Why did you dodge everything else I said?

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:31 PM
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I'm a Nigerian prince with a small fortune. I'm trapped in the UK and I need about 2000 grand to get home. I will gladly share my fortune with you.

Ever had. An email like that before?
I've received something similar, but not just from Nigeria. I've gotten such emails from Pakistan.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Fascinating you should have asked these African students how many were planning to return to Africa once their studies were complete.
A lot talk about going home but frankly once they start making money and get a nice cushy woman and American lifestyle, they ain't likely to wanna give that up.

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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A lot talk about going home but frankly once they start making money and get a nice cushy woman and American lifestyle, they ain't likely to wanna give that up.
I've personally haven't met one African student who went back. I'm sure some do who are connected to the elite. One classmate who spoke about going back Africa during school never did. When he didn't land a job post graduation he obtained a visa in a dubious fashion (marriage fraud).

I did have a Jamaican classmate that went back. She grew homesick.
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