I don't have a problem with valuing your lineage. The problem comes from your lineage being the only thing you feel makes you valuable. You bring up the Chinese but one thing about the Chinese is that as much as they respect their lineage, they respect hard work, education and humble attitudes as well. People believe that the Chinese are so talented but that isn't true. A lot of Chinese I met were not smart at all. A lot of them live poor in China. However, the Chinese believe in learning and that has helped many get somewhere in society. The Chinese will learn from anyone who can teach them anything. I know some black people who were hired by Chinese schools to teach english in China. This could never happen in Somalia. A Somali would rather live not learning anything than to say they ever learned anything from a person that is the descendant of an "adoon."<quoted text>
although I agree with some of what you said, there are Somethings I don't agree with. valuing once ancestry:lineage is not a sign of backwardness. Asians especially the Chinese worship their ancestors literally. they view all cultures and race as inferior to them and they tend to be more insular most Asians culture are a like that it only on the west that multiculturalism is praise. the china are now the second largest economy and they can get away with close minded society because of their economic might in ways that poors couldn't never could. the Chinese look to the 5k past while striving for the future. the west can not fight so them so the they co-opt them but african will always be weak it does matter which country the Somalia bantu run to.
I don't think you should throw in the towel. Somalia has alot of problem it has tribal, class,race,caste and gender issue but they aren't insurmountable really nothing worthwhile ever come easy. I am kind of the glass half kind of guy really pessimism will literally make you depressed in the west . it kind of cliche but you got to keep hope alive.
Also, China is emerging as a superpower but the average Chinese in China does not have the quality of life that average people in the West have. That ties into multiculturalism since the reason that the West praises multiculturalism is because of the benefits they get out of it. The West has been able to drain many nations of their intelligent, hard working citizens by offering a better quality of life and in return, taking the skills those people offer to make Western societies better. They don't actually care about the culture of these immigrants, just their ability to work and produce and because of that, they welcome these new faces and changes in the demographics of their societies. I hate a lot of things about the West but their ability to adapt to change, even welcome it, is remarkable, even though they are doing it for their own selfish means. Somalia does not adapt, it does not change, it does not want change. Somalis want to stay isolated from everyone and promote their lineage. That means that anyone who lives in Somalia that is not Somali does not have any hope in getting ahead until Somalia gets out of this phase.