Regulating the bush meat trade pales when compared to the health crisis

“One of the more remarkable things that distinguishes the US from any other place in the world is that, if a group of people move to the US and take out American citizenship, in less than a generation, in most cases, they become Americans, they refer to their country, they refer to their Constitution, they refer to their political problems, but you find very little evidence of a first-generation American referring to home as somewhere else, or to ‘them’ as opposed to ‘us.’ What has happened in the colonial experience in Africa is that communities and races have tended to keep themselves to themselves. This is not just what’s generally referred to as the black-white divide, but also between language groupings

Posted August 30, 2001

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