I am certain there were such oxymorons as “Somali-Americans” in 1993. But none of which I had ever heard. As far as most people I knew were concerned that cultural eon ago, a little bit of Africans went a long way. The tacit agreement being that our own black native stock was quite sufficient to provide the country’s welfare workers and prison guards with ample employment security without need of additional stimulus.
And so whatever it is Africans did was best done there.
Unfortunately, that’s the sort of quixotic reasoning that doesn’t long survive the pen of neocon presidencies. And Bush 1 had a lot of ink to spill. Of course there was the Immigration Act of 1990 signed by GHWB after being sponsored in congress by Edward Kennedy (naturally). But laws like that take time to season into civil war, and George’s clock was ticking. So the first Iraq-attaq…
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