I was fundraising for a club I’m in by bagging at a local grocery store, and then this African family who was staring at me from a distance walk up to me. I smile and wave and then the dad starts talking to me in another language. All I heard was something similar to “Ghanian” so I was like no… and he was like, “Eh?! You’re not Ghanian?!” and I’m like “Um, no. I’m Nigerian.” He was like “oh…alright then” and left.
Sorry to dissapoint. Apperently you failed at your duties of instantly knowing what country a fellow African is from. Lmao Awkwardd~~
just lost your job? sorry you can’t be upset because there are kids in africa. your parents died? sorry there are kids in africa. just found out you have cancer? DON’T YOU DARE CRY THERE ARE KIDS IN AFRICA
^Haha, very funny. WE HATE THIS TOO! Yes there are kids in Africa that need help, but there are kids in need in every other continent as well! This is really annoying and it makes it seem like everyone who is from Africa must be poor and unhealthy. That’s not true. Stereotypes, man. But what can I say when the only things many people have seen regarding Africa are those “Feed the Children” commercials? That’s really where the “THERE ARE STARVING KIDS IN AFRICA” saying started. It’s just a saying that doesn’t need to be said. It’s pretty offensive. It’s not right to those children in Africa who actually are starving and you’re making fun of them. It’s also awkward and uncomfortable for those who are actually African… But at the same time it’s not right to tell someone they can’t be happy/sad because there are other people in the world who wish they had their life. You were blessed with the life you have, and you’ve grown accustumed to the luxuries (or lack of) so obviously your ups and downs will be different from someone else’s.