Retaliation – or is it?

Often we hear the scammers from West Africa claim that they’re doing these scams in retaliation for the slave trade in the past by “the white man”.  Let me call bullshit on this.  The scammers send out their emails en masse with no thought or care as to who receives them.  They have no idea where the people live, their age, sex, colour, religious beliefs or if they have cereal or toast for breakfast.  All they have is a list of email addresses.  Now tell me how on earth they can differentiate between their fellow countrymen and “the white man”?