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He's being funny on purpose, I suspect.

Your answer makes the point that the difference between the situation in US is  a just a tiny little bit different to that in Europe. But still people insist on comparing the situation of African-Americans with much smaller populations of recent immigrants.

Which isn't to say the situation in Europe isn't wrong in many ways (as it still is in the US), it's just not useful to make glib, illiterate comparisons between the two situations.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 21st, 2009 at 10:12:21 AM EST
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Quite.

I've notice there is no commentary to this diary addresses singular political events that propelled Afro-European migrations

Declarations of independence 1947 - 1968. 1960, in particular

See Franz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (1952) concerning people who "speak French properly".

Uncanny.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jan 21st, 2009 at 11:03:39 AM EST
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There you leave me behind: colonial history is not my strong suit      and I'm not really good with nationalism (in whatever form) either.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 21st, 2009 at 11:17:23 AM EST
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It's complicated, Fanon wrote in part from his training in psychiatry, in part from his memory of immigration to France from Antigua.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 21st, 2009 at 12:30:38 PM EST
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See? You have material for any number of diaries, most of which would stand on their own so you can just write one now :-)

Now seriously, I suspect black politics is a big blind spot for most of us here. It certainly is for me. We don't have to wait for Black History Month to have black history diaries.

Please?

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 at 04:35:00 AM EST
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