I have already been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.

I have already been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.

And I also have experienced relief sweep across people’s faces whenever they realise that I’m not from Nigeria. To be dark and Nigerian is always to embody a bad stereotype both within and away from black colored community. Individuals tend to cling to those of these nationality, developing chat groups on WeChat, China’s type of WhatsApp, where they share their tales of racism and supply help to one another. The situation is no better as conversations and sentiments almost exclusively centre around the Black American experience in China and around the world for the chosen few who are welcomed into African American circles. Continue reading I have already been told that I’m not since dark as “real” Africans.