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South Africa: agenda to keep black people apart?

The recent events in South Africa, where black African immigrants were being attacked by fellow black South Africans, brings to mind policies associated with Willie Lynch's infamous address to slave masters of Virginia in 1712. In the speech, Lynch (A British slave owner in West Indies) propagated to his fellow slaveholders ways to maintain their slaves for a lifetime.

Somehow, it appears that Lynch's advice from the past is working in South Africa, to some degree. It is not far-fetched to say South African whites are, indeed, behind the distressing scenes in the country, and have been part of engineering this self-hatred among black Africans by the favouring of one African group over another. The fact that they have held political and economic control over black people for so long has helped turn African brothers and sisters against one another.

Here, in America, people of African descent know first-hand how the hands of manipulation can disrupt the movement of people. We deal with it every day. Unfortunately, subversive tactics have been instrumental in dividing Africans both on the continent and in their global family. It is crucial that Africans and their descendants abroad understand that there is an agenda to keep us apart.

Lenard E. Jackson

St. Louis, Missouri USA

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Author:Jackson, Lenard E.
Publication:New African
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 1, 2015
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