Mzungu: Kenyans say, white skin human heart

100_1007Crystal Gregory,
Kenya.

An American by birth, I live in East Africa. Here my neighbors assume because of my skin I am rich, beautiful, or have extra love to share. I offend neighbors when I refuse to have a househelper or a driver or even, really, detest having a security guard or the other ‘helpers’ white people are supposed to have. They say, after living here for a long time, that I am white on the outside and black on the inside, because, well, I don’t know. People in America act surprised when I call this place home, and ask me if I’m afraid here. I think instead, we are all people inside, each looking for our own way on this earth.

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  • barry irving

    ..typical idiocy without context…you don’t know any African american people…hence you ignorant view that we are all in social programs…
    wake up…no!, stay just as you are…don’t change!

  • Brian

    As a black European, this is exactly why we think America will fail at the end. You just refuse to let go of your own pain and wrong doings and project it on others to feel better.

 

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