I’ve been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.

I’ve been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.

And I also have observed relief sweep across people’s faces whenever they realise that i’m perhaps not from Nigeria. To be dark and Nigerian would be to embody a poor label both within and away from black colored community. People have a tendency to cling to those of the nationality, developing groups that are chat WeChat, China’s version of WhatsApp, where they share their tales of racism and gives help to one another. The situation is no better as conversations and sentiments almost exclusively centre around the Black American experience in China and around the world for the chosen few who are welcomed into African American circles. Many African Us citizens I have encountered in China, though proud become connected to Africa, in many cases are ignorant of its individuals and its particular countries. It comes down then as no real surprise that whenever the Black Lives thing motion started getting traction globally, Africans had been anticipated to show solidarity, yet the conversation in what it indicates become black and African in a nation like Asia just isn’t a solitary tale. Continue reading “I’ve been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.”