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Expats Around The World What Do You Like And Dislike About Your New Country?

Living in America has me thinking about this all the time.

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@ Jclord, its good to know u like Africa. I want to assure u that we are not much different, and nairaland is ur home

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Hotstepper thanks for making me feel welcomed in Nairaland.

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kool, u r welcome bro, fell free, we r al one

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@hotstepper,

I may have some Nigerian ancestors that I don't know about. But I am Jamaican-American. I like Nairaland better than the Jamaican Forums I have visited. Nigerians seem to have alot in common with Jamaicans. Maybe alot of Jamaican slaves came from Nigeria. I have no info about the Nigerian Jamaicn connection.

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Vichel,

I am sad more people don't know anything about Africa. I think this fact affects how us as Black people feel about ourselves.

I did not know how nice Africa was until I met an African college student who was my sister's class mate. She was from Nigeria. I was impressed when I saw pictures of the town she came from in Africa. It looked like Jamaica or Florida. Because we don't ever get any info about Africa other than crisis photos I had no clue how beautiful Africa was. I hope that will change in the near future. Maybe Hollywood will work in Africa for movies and TV shows to change our image. Hollywood could use some new story lines. Their usual movies and TV shows are kinda played out .

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America has great economic opportunities. But, after living here for most of my life it is still hard to find a nice intergrated town with good schools for my children. Racism is always an issue. Even finding a good intergrated church is a major problem. In America we have stuff but community is hard to find. It is just every man for himself.

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I love the multi-culture hear, sometimes i feel am still back home. Every culture is given the opportunity to make some noise, no matter how small. The only thing i hate is that a lot of people are too darn naive about Africa, and that irritates me alot.

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I Don't think i hate anything abt america.

Maybe when i think deep tho. But that does not mean i don't miss Nigeria.

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being the only black man in my dept makes me feel I have to work harder to represent. I hate being surrounded by white men all the timealthough I feel it is better than facing the hardship some nigerians are going through.

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