Because immigration reformers are routinely denounced as "nativists," as I`ve always had a soft spot for the much-maligned Know-Nothings—they actually knew quite a lot. But this Journal of Social History article by University of Illinois` Richard Jensen demonstrating that those "No Irish Need Apply" signs are an urban/ ethnic myth is really eye-opening from a number of points of view.
Many, many ordinary black Zimbabweans wish that they could get back the white racist government that oppressed them in the 1970`s.
"If we had the chance to go back to white rule, we`d do it," said Solomon Dube, a peasant whose child was crying with hunger when I arrived in his village. "Life was easier then, and at least you could get food and a job." . . .
Wouldn`t this be good time for Kristof to say that he was sorry for what the United States, and the New York Times, did to destroy Rhodesia, and cause the exodus of most of the white population, and the murder of many remaining white farmers?