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You Don't Look African? What's Do You Think Of It?

How many of ya'll have gotten that "You don't look african" saying?

What's your opinion in it.

When i first came to America; I had many AA and Jamaicians saying that but mostly AA's.

I had many ask me if one of my parents are AA, Jamaician, Carribbean, etc? As if there's something wrong with having two Nigerian parents

One of my friend even had to audacity to tell me that i'm AA but i'm embrasshed to call myself one(what will i be embrasshed of)?

Another told me to claim Jamaician; no Nigerian(that's it's less confusing that way)

I love black people but i don't have to call myself something else just to go with people's idea of what this specific group of black people are suppose to look like

I've asked what they believe Africans are suppose to look like and the answer is Alek Wek(don't know why her name is always the one they mention). I'm still waiting for someone to say Oluchi or Agbani or Iman or Liya Keyede, hell i won't even mind if someone said Akon(seriously). I even tried to make myself look as African as i can be(I worn all the jewels that look african; i don't know how big the Naija/Nigerian logo in my shirt is).

How many of ya'll have gotten that saying? What you think of it?

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It doesnt bother me, maybe cos i hear it more often than normal, plus the tattoos and piercings make it worse, some pple dont believe me till I speak Yoruba. It's kinda fun to hear pple talk shiiit about u b4 they realize tht u both speak the same language.

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LMAO! I just smile and say yeah i've heard that.

People don't always look like what people assume them to look like.

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Every time I hear something of that light, I want to take a glock and smack that person in the face. Is that wrong?

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let me tell u something. in the 90s it was hell here in Uk. the ignorance was that bad. dnt know about the AA, there was serious intense hatery towards africans. i saw african school kid got beaten up hmmm just because he is an african. the jamaicans were so high on that.

the nigerians were chief target course they know we take no poo. when they see nice dress nigerian, they like u wana be jamaican hhahha, k. u hang with them, they like u are begging them for friendship, k. u loook tough, they like hes an african pussiooo ha k.

when they see nice nigerian them times, they anrgy, they wana thief u, oh u dnt look nigerian, really, k u should look like Chris Ubank oh k.

jamaican girl

why u hate me so much, hmmm nice undercover der. i still love u, u know, dnt get the wrong impression. i got lots for jamaican friends in the street but few close friend to step to my house.

however understand me, we are true born naija ooooooo ha

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