And lastly, he looks down his nose at the African-American because this so-called Negro has no tongue, tradition, or territory; no back home to go to.
He thinks he’s better; favored above the black man he has met here.
We don’t know enough about psychology to know about PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) or sociology to know about the correlation between the auction block and the ghetto, plantation and the prison system.
Our kids navigate it at schools, their parents do at their workplaces; and we all do everywhere we come face-to-face with each other.But perhaps the most seethed resentment many Africans-in-America have toward African-Americans is a personal one.Forget not being welcomed with open arms, each African-in-America has at least a story of an early encounter with one or more African-Americans that left him/her feeling less than brotherly-loved.What we know is this: if you want and work hard for it, nothing will stop you from getting it. You may need to work harder, harder than others; but if that’s what it takes, that’s what you give. We end up painting them both the same: with a nigga brush.Consequently, we see the group as uneducated (because niggas usually are), drug infested (because niggas usually are), violent (because niggas usually are), disrespectful (that may just be an American disposition).
The African comes here to educate himself in universities and make gain in corporate America only to pack up and go “back home”, taking his American wealth with him.