This anecdote effectively summarizes the African approach to all things European and explains why both multiculturalism and the White Man's Burden were always doomed to failure:
The government was hoping to disenfranchise the estimated 30,000 white Zimbabweans by making those with actual or potential foreign citizenship actively choose to be Zimbabwean. But it mainly affected the more than one and a half million black Zimbabweans, many of them poor farmworkers, who had paternal links to the former Central African Federation and elsewhere.How stupid. And how quintessentially human. It doesn't matter what quasi-human sub-species you happen to be. It doesn't matter if you are a white Soviet or a black Zimbabwean. So long as you are more concerned with bringing down others than improving yourself, you will always fail.