Writing about the anemic response by the American black community to the genocide in Darfur, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes:
Among the barriers [to a strong black response], say scholars and social activists, are a lack of news media attention, black leaders' focus on surviving critical domestic problems, the black community's lack of focus on international issues and the perception that the Darfur campaign is largely the province of the Jewish community.
One of the few black activists, Mrs. Anna Thorpe, has been desperately trying to build awareness in the black community. She says:
I've heard people say we have a genocide over here. But [compared to strife in Africa,] this is cake. We have this mentality that we're always oppressed.
Hat tip: Instapundit.

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