I have a friend who sometimes works with an African immigrant (a man born in Africa). I haven’t met that immigrant. But, according to my friend, that immigrant is markedly different from, and feels oppressed by, African-Americans.
That’s the small extent of my experience with and awareness of the tension that may exist between some African-Americans and some Africans.
However, here’s a video that expresses a level of animosity held by some African-Americans against African immigrants that I had not previously heard of or suspected. The rage that’s visible and audible in this video is mesmerizing.
There are a bunch of comments I could make, but I don’t even know where to begin. This video offers a glimpse into the rage some African-Americans experience that I find chilling. I’m not talking about who’s right, who’s wrong or who’s crazy. I’m just amazed at the amount of rage that I see here that “just is”.
How can you even begin to deal with the kinds of problems I see in this video?