Do you agree with this statement?

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I was surfing on the internet yesterday when i stumbled upon a video on YouTube about poverty in Africa.

As i read through the comments and i came across this one which stood out to me.

Africa’s problem are Africans themselves..If these people had the average IQ of east Asians or Ashkenazi Jews , they wouldn’t be in the mess they are in today and history would be very different. Whites would’ve been enslaved , blacks would’ve conquered the world instead of Europeans..there are more Africans that have willingly immigrated to America than in the middle-passage days of slavery..

Although i won’t totally agree with it all, i do believe that some of Africa’s problem comes from the stupidity/ignorance of our leaders  who are hell bent on securing the future of their Great grand children rather than utilizing the natural resources we have at our disposal for our maximum benefit.

I do not believe one bit that Africans have a low IQ as the writer above tried to insinuate. If you take a look at the history books you will find that African cities such as Timbuktu in Mali, Ethiopia, Egypt thrived at the forefront of civilization with advances in technology, teachings, art e.t.c

What do you think? Feel free to comment below i want to know your opinions.

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  • shamwil

    obviously, this person does not know africa history, as well as some racial overtones, he needs to do more research,…africa have always come under attacks from different sources of peoples

    • kozey11

      That’s another way to look at it, you’re quite correct

  • Mr. Ha

    God has a funny sense of humor. The countries with all the money have very limited resources. The countries with no money are abundant resources. Let’s take race off the table for a minute and focus on the haves and have-nots. Maybe then we can reach a resolution that benefits most if not all of us.

  • Truth ssayer

    I agree with him, Africa isn’t called the Dark continent for nothing …

  • Kenny

    I wouldn’t go as far as saying Africans have got a low IQ but only a fool will be robbed in his own house by a stranger and yet do nothing about it.

    • Bukki smith

      Whats your point?

  • eric

    this fails to take into account that IQ tests are typically culturally biased. i.e. Western standards of knowledge are not going to account for the degree of cultural specific knowledge that’s maintained amidst the numerous ethnic groups of the African continent. nor do IQ tests allow for the sort of divergent thinking, creative thinking, and unique problem solving skills that come with growing in a completely different social habitat in which values might be placed within one sort of knowledge as opposed to another. put it this way: if you had a man from Ethiopia design an IQ test and give it to a bunch of people in Colorado, it’s probably not going to reflect the knowledge the American sample maintains.

    This is completely apart from the rich natural resources the continent possesses, and the history of imperialism and colonial exploitation which left the continent socially, economically, and spiritually crippled.

    • Dr Chancery Kigbo

      Very well said!! IQ tests are socially constructed. As a scholar studying sociology at University, it is well known that a lot of things such as Sexuality, Beauty , Love, Gender roles e.t.c are all socially constructed. And this includes the definition of IQ.

  • Flavolous

    The
    statement is very simple in my opinion. It relies on what ifs and
    maybe’s. The story in the end would never have been that straight
    forward. But there are interesting views raised.

  • African Economic Development p

    I
    do not believe one bit that Africans have a low IQ as the writer above
    tried to insinuate. If you take a look at the history books you will
    find that African cities such as Timbuktu in Mali, Ethiopia, Egypt
    thrived at the forefront of civilization with
    advances in technology, teachings, art e.t.c” Good point. IQ does not
    exist. We just have inferiority complex and low self esteem due to 500
    years of brainwashing and negative propaganda. That is our main problem
    that we need to fix. There needs to be a mental revolution