Seeing as how I get called a racist for just about everything named under the sun, and I don't think this was ever a topic on the pub. Being this forum is not run by Americans and has censorship big-time, and, with all this Obama inauguration hype, and Europe is a much much much older country. Why haven't you foreigners ever elected a non white woman or man? or did we miss it in the news or history books. others comments to see
I think it may have something to do with the fact that there's really, really not alot of "foreigners" in Europe. And usually the requirement to become a leader is to be born in the nation, and that's even more rare.
Well it generally has something to do with the amount of non-white population in most euro countries. Not to mention the social standing of a larger group of non-white people (i.e. a very large portion of them are relatively new immigrants as opposed to the US).
Maybe in fifty or so years. Maybe. Who knows. You will first need a sizeable "african-european"/"asian-european" population which does already hold a part of the economic power before this can really happen.
I'd say the first place where this might happen is the UK
I'm too busy terrorizing Americans for a rational answer, so:
And please don't advertise other websites in your posts anymore. The trolling is enough already.
Probably because there is a much lower proportion of non-whites in Europe than there is in America. We're liberal in other aspects, having had several woman leaders.
Quetron;4773563Seeing as how I get called a racist for just about everything named under the sun, and I don't think this was ever a topic on the pub. Being this forum is not run by Americans and has censorship big-time, and, with all this Obama inauguration hype, and Europe is a much much much older country. Why haven't you foreigners ever elected a non white woman or man? or did we miss it in the news or history books. others comments to see Will Europe ever have a black leader? - Topix
Mixed bag really. I mean if they were ultra loyal to the nation and its culture and would make it a better place, yeah. But on a other note, Europe is to "white" people, what Australia is to aboriginals, what asia is to Chinese and indians, what American is to native Americans, so the "ethnic minority" Leader planeed to make the socities change to suit elements of their "old Culture", id have to say no to them. The main problem in Britain i find, compaired to America, is you find far more people of each ethnic grouping being proud of the Greater American culture and put it before anything else, however in Britain, the Immigrant communities seem to put there "old culture" first far more and just pull ours down. also the amount of PC-ness and "racism arguement" here is far more stupid, what would not be considered racist in America or Australia like simply not wanting lots of diffrent cultures taking over is considered racist here! I am not sure the culture in Britain would be ready really. But one day, it seems very hard pressing to meet a true patriot here of non-european ethnic origin compaired to America. But i would never, ever want a Muslim in control of the UK, thats just a suicide pill.
Quetron;4773563Europe is a much much much older country.[/QUOTE] Europe isn't a country... [QUOTE=Quetron;4773563]Why haven't you foreigners ever elected a non white woman or man?
The recently appointed mayor of Rotterdam (second biggest city in The Netherlands) is Marokkan.
Anyway, to get to your point. In the US, the "African American" is about 10% of the population and has been so for over 300 years. Immigration to Europe only started in the sixties. While we have similar numbers of "non-whites", they have only been around for 50 years and most of them are first or second generation.
You know... there was the very same discussion about the election of the new Pope after John Paul II... and concerning this question about Europe, I think the same as I did back then: Why the hell should anyone elect somebody who is of an other ethnical background than the majority of the population just so you can say "haha, look what we got!"... If he is a good man, has the right ideas et cetera, no problem, but just for the sake of having someone there at the top of an ethnicel minority, that is nonsense. You could ask the same question about why there are not really a lot of women at the top (at least those who were not born to be the head of states).
Quetron;4773563and Europe is a much much much older country.
As someone already pointed out, Europe is not a country. It's a continent with a lot of countries on it.
Most of European population is white. Just as leaders in africa are usually black and leaders in east asia are usually east asians, leaders in Europe are usually white.
I think the person who created this topic was a little confused. Europe is not a country its a continent comprised of many different countries which have there own elected leaders. There isn't really a leader of Europe so to speak.