I appreciate this perspective. But what I would re-emphasize is that it doesn't make us better than anyone. As black Africans, we too have our own unique struggles that the rest of the world may not be able to relate to.
- I haven't watched the entire video, but this particular clip is walking the internet and hurting people's feelings. I actually agree with @yvonneorji
, but what wasn't said in this short clip (maybe it was said in the longer video) is that Nigerians and Africans in general do not have the Black perspective. We can empathize with the challenges of Black Americans, but we can't really feel it the way they do, and it's because of our mindset. No one told us when we were growing up that the white man was holding us down, so we never saw him as having more power than us. We didn't have grandparents who told us stories of picking cotton or being beaten for not picking right. We have our demons, but this isn't it for us And as an immigrant in America, we are here to hustle and change our lives and the lives of our family members. We see the hate for Black people and we hear it, and yes, we now know that we are Black too, but we don't let it distract us from our ultimate goal. It's a difficult concept to explain to non-Africans. How do we explain that yes, we're black, but we're not black?
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