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    This is really amazing. Not sure when this was filmed but some Africans coming to America and well, let's just they find our way of life strange and ridiculous. In 5 minutes, this does so much, I actually find it quite deep.

    Video: Throwback Documentary Clip: Africans With Alot Of Smarts Move To USA & They Don't Know Whats Going On Here!
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    "Africans with alot of smarts..."?????????

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    • #3
      I watched this whole documentary a while ago on Netflix, but now I can't find it again, even in my history. It was excellent, following the 4 boys who are chosen to come to America from a refugee camp in Africa. Wish I could find the name, it was a really moving story.

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      • #4
        When the woman at the pool asks them "... you have more freedom here right..?" I had to pause it, I couldn't believe she'd ask that.

        Do Americans really think the rest of the world is under slavery and devoid of "freedom" ?? honestly? Sure, there are areas in which you can't criticize authority, etc but this hard-on for freedom is one of the worst things about this society, it's beyond annoying.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by marthat View Post
          I watched this whole documentary a while ago on Netflix, but now I can't find it again, even in my history. It was excellent, following the 4 boys who are chosen to come to America from a refugee camp in Africa. Wish I could find the name, it was a really moving story.
          me too, and it's bugging me that i can't remember/find the title. it's a really powerful movie. this clip is only showing a snippet of their story.
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by primalrob View Post
            me too, and it's bugging me that i can't remember/find the title. it's a really powerful movie. this clip is only showing a snippet of their story.
            God Grew Tired of Us
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by primalrob View Post
              God Grew Tired of Us
              That's actually what my friend linked to from Facebook but for some reason that didn't load, so what I posted is only a part of that? awesome, must run it down.
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              • #8
                I feel bad for them. I can't imagine how isolating that must feel.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldsmith View Post
                  I feel bad for them. I can't imagine how isolating that must feel.
                  it's real hard for them at first, but they assimilate fairly well, all in different directions, and the movie sort of chronicles their life over a good chunk of time. it's worth a watch.
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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                  • #10
                    Crazy that they had to stop walking in groups.... wouldn't happen to white dudes!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                      When the woman at the pool asks them "... you have more freedom here right..?" I had to pause it, I couldn't believe she'd ask that.

                      Do Americans really think the rest of the world is under slavery and devoid of "freedom" ?? honestly? Sure, there are areas in which you can't criticize authority, etc but this hard-on for freedom is one of the worst things about this society, it's beyond annoying.
                      Exactly what I thought. We are far from free compared to other nations, even those right next door to us.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                        When the woman at the pool asks them "... you have more freedom here right..?" I had to pause it, I couldn't believe she'd ask that.
                        I haven't seen the video yet so I might be missing some context, but why can't you believe she'd ask that?

                        Do Americans really think the rest of the world is under slavery and devoid of "freedom" ?? honestly?
                        It's going to depend on which Americans you ask, and what definition of 'freedom' you're using, among other things. Different people have very different ideas of what freedom means, to the extent that one person's idea of freedom might be the opposite of another's. To make things worse, I'd guess that most people -- no matter where they live -- know so little about matters outside their own experience that their answers to such a question would be based on ignorance, prejudice, and whatever distorted view of the world is spoon fed to them by acquaintances, politicians, and journalists.

                        Sure, there are areas in which you can't criticize authority, etc but this hard-on for freedom is one of the worst things about this society, it's beyond annoying.
                        I think almost everyone (except perhaps some in a position of authority) would agree that not being able to criticize authority without retribution is an obvious lack of freedom.

                        Now, I am puzzled by your claim that a strong proclivity (*ahem*) for freedom is such a distasteful attitude that you would put it on par with rape, murder, imprisonment of an obscene % of the population, soda consumption, PETA, and Jersey Shore. Beyond annoying? Please elucidate.

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                        • #13
                          That one guy makes a great point about how unfriendly we are. I feel compelled not to make eye contact with people I pass on the street, and I hate it. I know I'm not the only one. And I wish we could just drop in on our neighbours for a little visit now and then without making appointments.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by marthat View Post
                            I watched this whole documentary a while ago on Netflix, but now I can't find it again, even in my history. It was excellent, following the 4 boys who are chosen to come to America from a refugee camp in Africa. Wish I could find the name, it was a really moving story.
                            My husband and i watched that movie, and i couldn't remember the name either. I just remember feeling so sad about it. I can't remember much specifics except for their mentor showing them the horrible processed foods. I don't think i would ever want to watch it again b/c when i think of that movie, i just remember "sad", even tho i do believe some of the boys actually made something out of their new lives. What a hard life.

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                            • #15
                              you guys ever see Coming to America? that was a great movie about africans new to the US
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