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Reply to "Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?"

Perhaps this is a bit off-topic (I'm trying to wrap my mind around your question). But it seems to me that there are going to be tensions and underlying differences in almost any group designation.

For example, it's not so clear what African American identity is. But it nevertheless serves as a useful construct IMO. The same thing with Jewish identity. Jews are a people who have been scattered all over the world and have many underlying cultural (and even racial) tensions - as say between Sephardic Jews and Ashkanazim. But yet it means something to be a Jew.

IMHO, if anything else "Pan-Africanism", even if it's not really possible at present, is an interesting unifying concept which may help to bring about the very unity that it names.

Perhaps a more interesting question: "Is Pan-Africanism desireable?" or "Does Pan-Africanism serve a useful purpose?"
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