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Saturday, February 07, 2009

New President Proves Black People Can Be Murderous Imperialists, Too

The presidential election was seen by many as the moment when African-Americans finally "belonged" in the United States. But loyalty to country and sovereign power are double-edged swords, as white Americans have learned repeatedly over hundreds of years. When Iranian revolutionaries took over the U.S. embassy in 1979 they identified the white hostages as their oppressors but offered to release the black hostages, whom they did not blame for American policies in the region. If Obama continues to carry out his foreign policy plans, which necessarily entail many civilian deaths and the destruction of local cultures in wars that most of the earth's population angrily oppose, African-Americans will learn what it's like to be hated by the world.

Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report recently warned African-Americans of the consequences of "belonging" to the American empire.


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