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Monday, September 5, 2005

Africans On Africa America

Posted by on September 5 at 7:46 AM

The best line in this report is by a Tanzanian civil servant, who favorably likens the federal government’s slow response to the disaster in New Orleans to an “an elephant [trying to do] gymnastics.” Another Tanzanian in the report says, “What I see on TV, people carrying their most important belongings and fleeing, it’s the same as anywhere in Africa.” I think the situation in New Orleans will create the first real link between Africans and Africans Americans. Finally, Africans can see the African in African Americans, see them as the same, as black people, and not as a whole different and super-rich race—Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, P-Diddy, and other celebrities who fill the pages of Ebony.