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Ghosts of Colonialism

It ain’t just King Leopold. This New York Times article underscores something I’ve always said to people who point to the problems in Africa as proof that African-Americans are better off because of slavery. Africa is still haunted by hundreds of years of colonialism. Colonialism has never left the colonized better off than before. Perhaps Africa’s current problems have their roots in the the old problem of colonialism itself.

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