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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Camden And Central African Republic

A few days ago I posted about Camden, that 90% black city which has a murder rate on par with some of the most dangerous countries in the world. In it I commented as follows:
Oh, so the solution to the problem of black crime is white supervision. Let that sink in for a minute.

How do a people, who spend a whole lot of time talking about equality need white supervision in order to behave properly?
One would think that surely after all the exploitation and racism shown by the colonial powers in Africa that in the absence of said exploiters and oppressors Africans would, you know, manage their own concerns. But:
The man, Abdon Seredangaru, 25, a primary-school teacher, was one of the many hundreds attacked in three days of mass killings this month here in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. More than 450 people were massacred in the city, according to the United Nations, and 150 others nationwide…

The arrival of French troops, and a contingent of African Union troops airlifted in by the American military, has brought some stability, and everyday life is slowly returning to the capital. Crowds jostled at the banks downtown as women in colorful dresses and high heels turned up for work.
So half a globe away, in yet another black populated area of the world, French (read: white) troops are needed to restore "stability". Am I the only African bothered by this? Why is it, time after time, White folks need to be flown in to one of the places that we supposedly "run" in order to restore "stability" (among other things)? Camden and Central African Republic: more in common than you think.