That’s so typical of you people.

Angela Ogbonna
Baltimore, MD

I chose these six words because I find myself following this learned behavior. As a Nigerian, I even hold other Nigerians to a certain high standard because that’s what we are taught as children and what’s expected of us. I feel that no matter what your ethnicity is people will always feel as though they have a general understanding of it. By opening my mind to other opinions I realized that race is more of an learned action. To turn a blind eye on traits that differentiate us from one another is not the answer. By accepting that we all have different ethnicities, culture, and traditions will help us understand each other and play less of the “race game.”

 

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