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  •  Thanks for this diary, Clay. (1+ / 0-)
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    conchita

    A very good read.

    My only critique would be that the Tebou are not mentioned.  For those who don't know, the Tebou are a people that inhabit the southeastern part of Libya and joined the revolution from day 1.... and they're black Libyans.  They haven't gotten much coverage because their location is pretty far away and all the journalists basically huddle on the Libyan coast.

    I see this all as being less about skin color and more about what side one was fighting for.  

    I really don't get the people who claim that this is all about race/racism.  There are tons of videos and pictures of black Libyans amongst the revolutionaries.  If this were all about race, that wouldn't be the case.

    Tipped and recced.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 01:31:01 PM PDT

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