"The natives of Africa, have been living on a land with vast natural resources for thousands of years. "
That is a fact. Various missionaries from the US have been sending help, relief and supplies to Africa. They have also established schools and sent teachers to try and educate children. Their soil is some of the best for growing..they should have great industry from it. yet they remain in a state of hunger and poverty. And that is bc their condition is all they've ever known for many of them. Cultural issues and being uneducated is ingrained in society, severely. That does not change over nite...it may never change unless those people have a complete change of heart. It's not just physical, but a spiritual condition as well.
And every single country in Africa that actually ascended to some level of governance collapses under it's own ineptitude, malignant corruption and cronyism, despite international investment and charity in the billions of dollars. Everything they get is squandered.
Ahhh, undisguised and blatant racism. So refreshing!
Yep, I'd say confiscating white owned land without compensation that's been in a family for well over 100 years, kicking white people out of elected office and promoting violence against the white minority population pretty much qualifies as racism.
Yep, we?ve been taught it only matters if you aren?t white when the truth is it?s wrong period, shouldn?t matter who does it. It?s been awful over there and that?s a fact but doing the same thing to someone else is also wrong. But that?s humanity for you. And why we have SO much extremism, which is killing us.
I never said their plight was exclusively due to skin color. I would say cultural proclivities they retain are the primary cause of their failure. By the way how well would Israel have done if the U.S. hadn't sunk billions into them?
The UN and countries/charities around the world have sunk billions into Africa with an entirely different outcome, namely abject failure.
The UN and countries/charities around the world have sunk billions into Africa with an entirely different outcome, namely abject failure.?
Again....... and is that because they're black? That seems to be the inference that no one wants to flat out say. Emp questioned if there has ever been a black run successful country, and discounted the few possible reasons I posted (of course, just with a blanket statement) and you folks keep posting how other non-black countries have done better. So...... are you saying that it is your belief that black people just aren't suited to run or have a successful country?
To me that seems like a textbook definition of a racist belief, and utterly stupid. I guess maybe I should do some more "reading,' and I'm sure I'll find tons of science to back that up. I must be the ignorant one, and can't be just that people here have a completely racist viewpoint.
LOL........... I knew Hiro was angling to play the race card.?
It's not playing a card. People are literally saying that black people aren't capable of running a country. That is as clear as it gets. That's no card, that is saying that white people are superior. Racism with a capital R.
"So you agree. The reason for their lack of success is the color of their skin"
I didn't see where I said that. I said it was cultural and social and spiritual. Not sure why you want to make everything a race issue. Plenty of people/countries/churches/and organizations have helped tremendously with various efforts from putting in schools to plumbing to farming education...Where is the hate??
Racism is wrong. No matter who does it. You can't change facts with emotions.
One of the biggest deterrents to evolving as a person, or a country or an organization, is the lack of self accountability. They have had struggles and obstacles and that is very true, but lot of help too. At some point, is there NO place for personal accountability..??
Not sure why you want to make everything a race issue.
Emp. literally asked if there has ever been a successful black run country, then all of you have come on posting about how all these white countries have been successful and the black African countries have not. If you follow the order all of the posts subsequent to Emp's question have been about race. I think maybe you should be asking him that question.
So........ back to my question that no one seems to want to answer. Are you folks saying that the reason or even one of the reasons for the lack of a successful black country is because of race? Pretty simple really.
Racism exists bc it's part of the human condition. That's why whites do it and that is why blacks do it. People DO IT. They even do it within their own race and culture. Look at the Mexican gangs, the white gangs and the black gangs, all intercultural hate and war, to the death.
You have to understand that African tribes are "racist"- they commit atrocities against other tribes- at some point most of the world was tribal- Emp was right when he blamed their behavior on tribalism- same as the middle east- you can't run a country based on tribalism, and make it work.
No one is saying it doesn't exist or that all culture don't do it, what I'm asking is if you folks believe that the main or one of the main reasons for lack of success of African countries is because of race?
Regardless, the only truly civilized and advanced, successful country in Africa has been South Africa. And that's about to come to an end as they purge whites from government and land ownership. Facts are facts.
."....don't do it, what I'm asking is if you folks believe that the main or one of the main reasons for lack of success of African countries is because of Race"
I would say no, it's more cultural. Their culture fails them. Their beliefs and institutions fail them. Bc if race were the issue, there would be zero successful blacks, and as we all know, that just isn't true. Not here and not there. People can rise above anything if they want to. But those kind will succeed regardless of obstacles.
It proves the point tho that personal drive and accountability goes a looooooong way to success. People who make it don't have a victim mentality, even when they actually ARE victims, they are more focused on their goals.
Tone deaf how? While a touchy subject festooned with opportunity for phony virtue and self righteous indignation, there's some interesting and factual data here. South Africa really is going down the tubes.