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Trump trashes Nigeria and bans its immigrants. Nigerians love him for it.

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Feb 10, 10:20pm 222 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


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President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country. But let’s be honest. Who really does? Certainly not any other world leader of this era. Trump just happens to be the one bold or uncaring enough to say the quiet part out loud. He’s the rare white politician sparing us the trouble of deciphering what he might think. And Nigerians love him for it.

Nigerians are generally dismayed by his latest travel ban, which severely restricts immigration to the United States from our country and five others. The reason given for this collective punishment is our government’s failure to share certain relevant security information with the United States and international security agencies. But the ban is not likely to dent the prevailing attitude toward Trump here. The data has been consistent for the past three years, and the most recent survey, published by the Pew Research Center in January, shows that almost 6 in 10 Nigerians believe that Trump will “do the right thing regarding world affairs.” ...

But it is also a greatly diverse country that has produced the Boko Haram terrorist group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and now parades as its West Africa arm; the “Underwear Bomber,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear on a flight headed to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009; and the crowds that poured into the streets of northern Nigeria (a mostly Muslim region) to celebrate the attacks on the twin towers in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. I was chatting with a group of people in Abuja recently, and every one of us agreed that it would be unwise for Trump to pretend that threats from northern Nigeria don’t exist. He needs to protect Americans from Nigerians whom even we Nigerians need to be protected from.
1   MM1   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 10, 10:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country.


Yes, its enough that Mexico and Central America has flooded this country.

The USA is at or just beyond its saturation point.
2   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2020 Feb 11, 7:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nigeria is a breeding factory. The population of Nigeria is over 170 million and is projected to be over 400 million by 2050. Cultural issues result in early marriages and high birth rates. It is not good to have a high output poverty replicator flooding the world with an endless stream of the poor and uneducated.
3   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 Feb 11, 8:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Most of our Nigerian immigrants are yuuuge success stories. Statistics peg that group as slightly more successful than even Asians.
And they offer such a shocking counterpoint to the perennial black oppression argument. If a black immigrant can come here with nothing and be five times as successful as a black native in a single generation, then America is working fine for blacks people.
4   Patrick   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 11, 9:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Shaman says
Most of our Nigerian immigrants are yuuuge success stories. Statistics peg that group as slightly more successful than even Asians.


Those guys are almost entirely from the Christian Igbo minority. The same group that got massacred by Muslims in the Biafran war:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Civil_War

But yes, you are right. The success of the Igbo in America proves that discrimination is not any significant impediment to black success here.

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