The Unfortunate CNN EDIT on Nigerian Immigrants in US

The Unfortunate CNN EDIT on Nigerian Immigrants in US

Remember this quote from a CNN article which I shared when President  Trump banned Nigeria on a certain immigration class:  “Nigerian immigrants in the US are considered one of the most successful and educated immigrant groups in the country.” You know what? CNN had edited that line out in its piece without any note or explanation. A Tekedia reader left a note that he/she could not see the quote in my reference. I checked, and it was true that it was gone. The author and the editor had “buyers’ remorse” for helping naija’s image!

You can read some online websites which captured the original article by searching the exact quote, “Nigerian immigrants in the US are considered one of the most successful and educated immigrant groups in the country.”. One is here. Sure, it is gone on CNN, but it is not erased.

If you care, webcache captured it here (image below).

The section from webcache

 

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7 thoughts on “The Unfortunate CNN EDIT on Nigerian Immigrants in US

      1. I’ve recently started a dialogue with some “new urbanists” in Detroit about this topic. These young folks are very sensitive to previous race-based violations of human rights. IMHO they are a little too sensitive (they have a white guilt complex).

        If America’s urban underclass did a better job in identifying the leaders which they trust and follow, they will be advantaged. In the past, legacy leaders, like Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc…have done a very poor job of leading their followers to a better life.

        Just my humble opinion.

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    1. “They will show people what can be done when hard work, creativity, energy and a zest for money are allowed to thrive. It won’t be pretty to watch, but I fully believe that a Naija invasion of Motown will be a joy to watch.”

      Lolzz!!

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  1. Ehmm, maybe the doctrine said ‘Thou shall not report any positive about Nigeria and Nigerians.’ If that is the case, then there’s nothing to worry about here.

    In this life, never allow anyone to tell your own story, it’s yours to tell, then permit them to copy and share.

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