Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Another Reason I am Happy to Work in Africa

The constant refrain by American Academics that some victims of ethnic cleansing such as the Germans expelled from Central Europe in 1945 or the Palestinians in 1948 deserved their fate is really irritating. Imagine if they applied the same logic to other ethnic groups such as Jews or Hispanics? No you can not imagine it because it is an inconceivable idea. But, certain forms of bigotry are still perfectly acceptable in the US academy.

1 comment:

Walt Richmond said...

I would really like to study the European/US genocide of native Americans, but after seeing how Ward Churchill was destroyed I hesitate.