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I'm sick of Africa being the poster child.
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For starvation. It's so annoying. There are beautiful cities and delicious cuisines, cultures, dialects that don't involve the clicking of a tongue and dances that don't involve fucking twerking. It's like saying that America only has white people. Or that everyone here eats burgers and every Texan owns a farm. Also not everyone in Asia wants plastic surgery.
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Lots of people in America think that their country is the greatest in the world but I'm pretty sure that’s because they don't know what it's like in other countries to begin with.

I've actually seen people who think Africa is a country not a continent.
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@: Trade3
Wasn't that one of the usa's vice presidents who thought that? Was it the same one who thought latin americans spoke latin?
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When I think of starvation, I think of poor places in the world.

Africa is most definitely on that list.
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I wish I had a farm or a ranch.
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dytrog
Me too. Big enough to raise people and cattle food.
And a large stream full of fish running through it. So I could sit watch the river flow, fish and read. And hired hands to do all the work.
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@: dytrog
Raise people?
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That just reminded me of that song 'The One-eyed, One-horned Flying Purple People Eater' where the backing singers sing "Purple people??" after one of the choruses. Still amuses me after a zillion years!
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dytrog
People and cattle FOOD!. Both have to eat.
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Africa is a tourist mecca, but everyone, right from the top guy to the border control, rips you off.
And even the law does not count anything, as they decide who will be the judge.
There are also some very good people, but the wrotten part is just to big.
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I don't know, if you live in the states you need to really make an effort to seek out African news at all, and then even more so to find things that aren't about health, hunger, poverty.
And it really is not on people's agendas to learn about other parts of the world in America at least. I've heard in other places there is more of a global awareness.

But who do you see as being at fault here? I think if we were given more information then it would be different, but I am not upset at people for not knowing how to get information, and not being inclined to learn about a place that they don't even know has good going for it in the first place.
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@: rayb12
What do they think happened to all the gold and diamonds there?
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i think the average american doesn't even know gold is from africa. The average american doesn't think about africa at all
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@: rayb12
Sadly. Let's go into the new year with some knowledge :)!
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hgjukbjk
What about relative distributions? Are your allowed to make generalizations if there is statistical data to back them up?
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You can but I've actually been there as well as to Iran with some friends. Why rate it down just because I have actual life experience?
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hgjukbjk
Statistical data > anecdotes
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Hope you get to travel to many places in the world, even if it's not where I've been. Now I need some coffee.
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Africa is a beautiful continent. The actual state of organized society is not beautiful. No, I haven't been there. I can speak from the experience of those that I know having been there.

Black people seem to have a hard time organizing on a grand scale to be a productive global economy.
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@: Idiots
Yay a thoughtful response! Also I agree with you, there's such a divide along the diaspora.
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