Sociology Publications and Other Works

Source Publication (e.g., journal title)

The Journal of Pan African Studies

Document Type


Publication Date

March 2011


This paper argues that because of its perceived strategic national interest and the wrong advice it received from experts and racist assumptions about the Oromo, the U.S. government has allied with the Tigrayan minority elites to form a colonial government and to suppress the Oromo national movement. Thus, the major question becomes will the Obama administration respect the rights of African peoples in general and that of the Oromo in particular?

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