Alphas and Betas among African intellectual

Alphas and Betas among African intellectuals

Differences between Alphas and Betas. Where alpha means African intellectuals educated in Europe (excluding france) and Beta means African intellectuals educated in the USA (excluding those who have studied US law).

1. Alphas are almost invariably fiscally conservative, classically liberal and wealthy whilst Betas are not.

2. Beta’s are almost invariably preoccupied with race, racialism and inequality whilst Alphas are concerned with justice and law.

3. Alphas tend to be Agnostic about the pan Africanist idea or to oppose it outright whilst Beta’s love it. As a corrollary Beta’s almost always embrace the Afrocentric idea.

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