quote:Originally posted by umbrarchist:
I think part of that question should be questioned.
What do you mean by positively exploited?
By positively exploited, I mean used in a way that directly benefits Black Africans themselves . In the past, when these resources were exploited, it was to the empowerment of the European and the detriment of the African. No, I don't think progress neccessarily entails becoming another Europe--in fact, I am wholely against the Westernization of any non-Western nation (and conversely against Europe losing it's own culture). IMO, modernization does not equal Westernization.
quote:But to the issue of African poverty. If Africans buy technology from Europe or America they must buy parts to maintain it. Do they also have to hire White expertise?
Hell naw! Ideally, Educated Afrimericans and Black Africans would found schools and trade schools to impart this knowledge to our brethren, and invest in businesses which need to (positively) exploit these skills, so that it can be a circular cyle of Africans being educated and technologically proficient, while businesses that benefit all Black Africans make a demand for these people and improve the overall quality of life. Ideally. Realistically, it's probably gonna go much more slowly, on the whim of the white Christian missionary who will establish schools which worship some white "messiah", and turn the Africans from technology to the priesthood. Why aren't the African governments doing more to help themselves education wise?