In praise of Africa

Contrary to President Trump's vile prejudice, Africa is a wonderful place full of normal people

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President Trump is the most coarsely racist person to hold his office since Woodrow Wilson or even Andrew Johnson, and it's never more obvious than when he's talking about Africa. You don't need to read between the lines to understand what Trump meant by describing several African countries (as well as Haiti and El Salvador) as "shitholes," or when he groused that Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" once they had seen the United States. (He denied he made both comments.)

Many have already dissected the utter odiousness of these remarks — their vile prejudice in addition to their cruel violation of the teachings of Jesus Christ, among other things. But instead of adding to the pile, I would like instead to stand in praise of Africa.

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