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African-American issues

There are some people from Africa that believe they are different than people from the Caribbean. They openly make a reference that they are "African" and the others are "black people." The divide between some of my people gives me a headache. The entire purpose of colonization in Africa between the fifteenth and nineteenth century was to separate African people from their culture and place them around the earth to make it hard for them to figure out who they are.
While the wheeling and dealing and fast-talking that are the staples of the show Scandal are fascinating in and of themselves, what's most striking about the show is how race is simultaneously discussed and not discussed at all.