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Reply to "this is sad...Out of America by Keith Richburg, venom!"

I think this is an important and interesting point:
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Keith Richburg makes two specific errors: Africans do not kill each other and Africans are not susceptible to political corruption. That is, his arguments tend to turn on these assumptions although he is clearly convinced that Africans have killed and have been corrupted to an extraordinary degree. But his pain, if one can call it that, when he sees the killing and the corruption is irreal. He denies to Africans what he gives to white Americans and Europeans: humanity.

Why should he expect that Africans given a set of social and political circumstances should be different from other humans? Had he beguiled himself in believing a racist lie that Africans were somehow better than Europeans or white Americans? The logic of his thinking is racist.

(My emphasis and paragraph separation)
Quote and review (partially listed in first post) as found on:

http://www.asante.net/articles/richburg-review.html
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