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|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 6:44pm On Aug 28|
I do think I have a right to be a American cause I was born in America whether you like it or not, just being honest.
Yup we know blacks have it harder then whites in America with the police and that's why blacks should take extra care, like not getting into their trap by walking in the middle of the road and giving them a advantage to trap you just being honest
I appreciate the civil rights struggle of Martin Luther king Cause if not for him I wouldn't be a nurse practitioner today.
I was in nigeria a few months ago, thank you
Again keep your opinions to yourself, and learn to agree to disagree. Your not moving me by making me feel wrong for my opinion, which I didn't do to you. If this was about trayvon Martin I would agree but in this case not so much.
Also stop engaging in this topic with me cause it seems to me you are looking for someone to get into a debate with and I'm one that doesn't care for it
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 6:32pm On Aug 28|
Ferguson had nothing to do with civil rights. Mike brown after stealing from a convenient store(which Wilson didn't stop him for) and later was walking in the middle of the road, and was complained about by other black American witnesses when Wilson got on the scene. Wilson was a trigger happy cop and mike brown feel for the trap by walking in the middle of the road and then resisting arrest which lead to Wilson taking it to another level. Witnesses, who most were black american also said mike brown wasn't entirely innocent even though Wilson wasn't entirely innocent either. This has nothing to do with the civil rights movement that made oprah and president Obama today. I was born and raised in America and get racism and discrimination which I experienced from both white Americans and black Americans. So don't preach anything to me about this case, I already said before trayvon Martin rights were not given cause of racial profiling of a trigger happy fool but not with mike brown based on what has been said by the media so far.
When it comes to the other Nigerians being pompous ingrates, that's your opinion, I don't care(after all I never insulted african Americans on this thread on nairaland)and me being born and raised in this country I have a right to my opinion without being insulted and forced to your thinking(which is what your doing). I have every right to be in America, if you feel so strongly about this then maybe you should join the protesting in ferguson.
I do help in my way, I have given money and goods through Nigerian charities that they send straight to the poor in Nigeria. One of them is black girls ignite Africa, I have seen the evidence I have done. So don't you dare preach to me again on what I should or should not do on a Nigerian forum.
Think you need to preach to the Nigerians that act or tell black Americans they are better, I never said that. So take that topic to someone who cares or someone who actually said that.
So keep your arrogant and rude comments to yourself. I'm only speaking from a Nigerian American who lives in United States of America
|Foreign Affairs / Re: It Begins… US Citizen Goes To Jail For Collecting Rainwater by anonymous6(f): 4:41pm On Aug 28|
What a crazy law, I see nothing wrong with what he did. He is collecting one of the most natural things on earth: WATER, it's not like he is going in a store stealing water bottles, ridiculous
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 12:58pm On Aug 28|
I'm benefiting from the struggles of the civil rights movement from Martin Luther king and other civil rights activist; and what they struggled for has been accomplished for not only African americans but for all blacks and other non-blacks and non-whites who are American or immigrants. Ferguson has nothing to do with the civil rights movement struggle, so my response has nothing to do with a ingrate. I never said any culture is remarkably better, and as a american born Nigerian I stay with my opinion. I believe in Economic unity amongst African nations but forcing a ideology or mentality that you, the OP, and a few other Nigerians and other Africans believe with most African americans on Nigerians on a Nigerian forum that don't believe in that is wrong.
|Culture / Re: Nigerian Or American? by anonymous6(f): 12:32pm On Aug 28|
EzeEfuna: I was born in Atlanta Georgia, USA. I was also raised (Being raised) in the US. However, most of my life, I have identified myself as Nigerian, despite where I was born or brought up. I have siblings, and they identify themselves as Americans with Nigerian parents. This slightly does irritate me, but any time I try to say anything, they all slaughter me with insults.
Well I was born and raised in America from Nigerian parents(Yoruba) and I identify as Nigerian American or American born Nigerian. Under the Nigerian constitution you are considered Nigerian once you are born of Nigerian parents. So in a sense you are american and Nigerian, not only by nationality but by culture. I think it is all right to label yourself Nigerian and be proud of it, at the sametime it is ok for you siblings to label themselves american only. My parents raised me and my siblings in the Nigerian culture but know we were born and raised in America, so by nationality we are american but we are also culturally Nigerian. My parents see all of us as their own culturally. I don't have the issue you have. I have noticed that some immigrant parents regardless of race or ethnicity don't pass down to their kids their cultural identity and some do the reverse like my parents and pass down the culture to their kiss. That's why I see some Nigerian Americans born and raised in America label themselves american only, while others say Nigerian American or at times like you Nigerian. I think you should be happy with how you identify yourself and respect how your siblings identify. Like I said in the Nigerian constitution you are automatically Nigerian to.
Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in America and call herself Puerto Rican American or just Puerto Rican Or the Kennedy family, many of them call themselves Irish American or identify with being Irish while calling themselves America for example.
Nigerian Nationality law
Nigerian Constitution Chapter 3
"25. (1) The following persons are citizens of Nigeria by birth-namely-
(a) every person born in Nigeria before the date of independence, either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents belongs or belonged to a community indigenous to Nigeria;
Provided that a person shall not become a citizen of Nigeria by virtue of this section if neither of his parents nor any of his grandparents was born in Nigeria.
(b) every person born in Nigeria after the date of independence either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents is a citizen of Nigeria; and
(c) every person born outside Nigeria either of whose parents is a citizen of Nigeria."
|Culture / Re: Nigerian Communities Worship Giant Pythons As Their Gods. PHOTOS by anonymous6(f): 4:56pm On Aug 27|
|Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:34am On Aug 27|
Onilaiscool: Ghana-quite cocky sometimes
One thing I know about Ghana is they don't have NEPA issues like Nigeria
|Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:32am On Aug 27|
CAMNEWTON4PRES: Image in what sense ?
Well when it comes to image I mean what comes to mind, and I am talking about people(including Africans) that know about Africa being a continent and know most of the countries to a extent. I understand what you mean about non-Africans perceptions, and you are right we shouldn't care but I do feel the perception of Africa from decades ago to now is different however There are many that believe that Africa is a jungle land, tarzan land, disease, corruption, war, starvation and etc and that view is not going away soon but many other images of Africa that wasn't never seen about africans decades ago are being seen more now by people due to technology. I don't think Africans should care but they should be aware about it.
|Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:26am On Aug 27|
Rivertemz: i wasn't specific enough, but i tried to get out of what i vaguely knew, but im well aware of the countries listed and some of their trade-marks as individual nations
if you want you can add to it but so far the list is good
|Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 11:01pm On Aug 26|
For me it's:
Economic influence, Nelson Mandela, Walt Disney movie Lion King, Shaka Zulu, Hosting the 2010 World cup, Patrice Motsepe, Gold
Nollywood, Fashion, Economic influence, Music, Population, Art(bronze cast sculptures of the Oyo and Benin empire), Aliko Dangote, Oil
Historical and biblical influence from the Nubian to Egyptian empire(Nefeteri, Cleopatra, Tut), Pyramids
Ghana empire, Ashanti, Fashion, Black stars soccer team, Jerry Rawlings, Gold, Arts,
Safari, Lupita Nyongo, President Barack Obama's Racial and heritage connection, Professor Maathai(first african woman to win Nobel peace prize)
Historical, The birth place of humanity, Queen of Sheba, Never colonized, Coffee
The Caribbean of Africa, lemurs, Unique wildlife not found in other parts of the world
The birth place of soukous music, The great apes(gorillas) are only found there, gold, copper,
Victoria falls, copper,
Mount Kilimanjaro, wildlife(elephants), world earliest skull found in Tanzania.
|Culture / Re: Racism, The Rational & Logical Response To Black Behavior (philosophical Debate) by anonymous6(f): 10:11pm On Aug 26|
It's not justified cause there are many honest blacks that would follow those rules, regardless of socioeconomic status, at the sametime you would not see a rich person doing that whether they are white, black, Asian, Hispanic or whatever; so this maybe more about financial status then race. However nobody should be surprised by the response of the fastfood restaurant because it is human nature when someone keeps seeing a certain group at times doing a certain act that is negative they will react back.
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|Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:41pm On Aug 25|
Rivertemz: Personal opinion
|Foreign Affairs / Re: BREAKING NEWS.. ISIS Terrorist Who Murdered James Foley Unmasked (photos) by anonymous6(f): 2:40pm On Aug 25|
This man is evil, I feel sorry for what Foley had to go through
|Culture / Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 5:53pm On Aug 21|
What are the Top Ten African countries you feel contribute to the image of africa when it comes to culture, beauty, mentality, Historically and etc? Or When you think of Africa, what ten African countries pop into your mind.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by anonymous6(f): 5:46pm On Aug 21|
Can you put this thread on the front page: http://www.nairaland.com/825256/dutch-return-head-ghana-king
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Ebola Travel: South Africa Bans Incomers From W Africa- BBC by anonymous6(f): 5:33pm On Aug 21|
To slow this Ebola disease from spreading is the best way forward, African countries are stepping up with this
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 7:29am On Aug 21|
I feel it's not really racial but it seems some african Americans think so and if it bothers them then they need to involve famous african American to speak for them. Nigerians in America like every community in America is following it but there are differences in opinion. You have points about excessive force by policemen in America and that's why this issue is a mess as I have said. More and more is coming out of the case, so we will see
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 5:16am On Aug 21|
I get it and I know what black Americans have done for all Americans especially african Americans progress during the civil rights movement and they succeeded in getting rights for themselves and as a result today Asians, Africans, Hispanics, caribbeans and african Americans have equal rights today. That's why Oprah, president Obama and many famous african Americans was made possible today. However that has nothing to do with what is going on in ferguson. So to tie the two together and say because of the civil rights movement, everybody should join the ferguson fight is ridiculous. Not Africans but Famous african Americans should be speaking about this, not just sharpton and jackson.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 3:56am On Aug 21|
well first of all if some africans want to, like the OP, why not? don't see a large population doing that though but I don't think it should be forced or made a agenda on non-african american black communities, when Black african themselves are not protesting to african americans to involve themselves by force in their issues.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 3:43am On Aug 21|
Benefit from what exactly? protesting on the street right? I am black and live in the United states I was born in America from Nigerian parents. Their is racism in America and all blacks(Caribbean, africans and etc) living in America experience it one way or another but the way each community reacts and addresses it is totally different. African americans mentality of how they address racism is different from Africans majority of the time. So their problem and our problem does creep up sometimes. Do you see black Hispanics living in America saying everything going on in the african american community is their problem to?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: South African Officers Caught On Camera Having Sex In A Hospital by anonymous6(f): 3:07am On Aug 21|
They couldn't wait to get home and do this; horniness got to them
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 12:11am On Aug 21|
xp17: Madame, an injury to one, is an injury to all. yes, st Louis county isn't in Nigeria, and no one is talking about the st Louis county. what we are talking about is racial discrimination involved. and what happened to mike Brown is not just Ferguson's , but to the entire black race, which comprises on Nigeria and other black Africa countries.
Sorry it is a Ferguson issue, Racial discrimination? TRAYVON MARTIN YES, this case hmmm, please take that to african american forums. Walking in the middle of the street and not cooperating with a policeman doesn't sound like racial discrimination, it sounds like a troublemaker(whether he was asian, white, black and etc). Many media outlets(especially CNN a hour ago) have said that witnesses who were all black american and were present there, have conflicting stories about what happened after the cop stopped him in the middle of the road, some said Brown provoked the cop or the cop took it to far. What the hell was he doing in the middle of the road in the first place? in Nigeria he would have been knocked down on the road. Like I said this is a Ferguson issue, since certain behaviors are allowed in America but in Nigeria No. Did Mike Brown deserve to die? HELL NO, does racial profilining/discrimination exist in America? HELL YES, but was it racial discrimination?............
The OP asked what africans felt about this Ferguson rioting, and people are giving their opinions but that's where it will end with most africans because this is not a issue that hit close to home to them, it's actually Ebola that did. The Trayvon case had more africans talking but that didn't nudge them like Ebola has done. What they need is President Obama, Oprah and more african american celebrities to speak up about this like they did in Trayvon Martins case, not africans.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Graphic Photos: Ebola Task Force Open Fire On Resident Of Ebola Slum In Liberia by anonymous6(f): 8:41pm On Aug 20|
wow this is sad
|Foreign Affairs / Re: How Nigeria Sees The World Vs How South Africa Sees The World by anonymous6(f): 8:29pm On Aug 20|
magubane: NIGERIAN >
I didn't know these sentiments I highlighted above were expressed by Nigerians and South Africans but the rest I know. It is good for african nations to have positive mindset about their country at the sametime I don't think it's good to be in delusion about it and forget the negatives
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 6:59pm On Aug 20|
As I said this is a american issue and they can handle it by themselves. Many people around the world spoke about the Trayvon issue from Australia to South Africa(some agreed with Zimmerman & some with Trayvon) but didn't involve themselves in it, just because all countries plus Nigeria is speaking about this is irrelevant, after all they were all speaking about "Bring back our girls" but that still doesn't mean it's their problem. Nigeria still has their problems(as a non-western country) and this is not one of them. I'm a American born Nigerian and I feel Nigerians should concentrate on Boko Haram and put their energy on National issue's not Ferguson. The Nigerians I'm around are talking about Boko Haram & The Ebola outbreak not the Ferguson fiasco(at least not more then a few mins). Nobody deserves to get shot but Nigeria is going through their own and not going in African american forums demanding they fight for them.
I don't think it's selfish. Ferguson is not Nigeria's Problem.
|Culture / Re: How Can You Marry Someone From An Ethnic Group You Claim To Hate? by anonymous6(f): 6:43pm On Aug 20|
lol, wow lucky he found out now then after he married and had kids, that would have been worse. People really need to watch out who they go out with and potentially marry, sometimes people let butterflies get into their head and miss the warning signs.
|Culture / Re: How Can You Marry Someone From An Ethnic Group You Claim To Hate? by anonymous6(f): 12:42am On Aug 20|
wow it takes something big to make someone go 360 and the "N" was that for him, to finally cut ties with his wife. I'm glad the kids stayed with the dad, imagine the kids growing up with a person like that and the environment. The courts did a good decision
|Culture / Re: Morgue Worker Had Sex With Up To 100 Corpses For 16 Years by anonymous6(f): 9:08pm On Aug 19|
OMG what a sicko, this is disgusting but I have heard of similar cases like this in the media. I guess they can't get pleasure from women who are alive so they go after dead ones
|Culture / Re: How Can You Marry Someone From An Ethnic Group You Claim To Hate? by anonymous6(f): 8:30pm On Aug 19|
zboyd: I once had a African-American neighbor that married a white woman but was very vocal about his hate toward white people. Once during a neighborhood block party, he got drunk and was ranting and raving about how much he hated white people and wished he could kill them all, while his white wife and their four kids stood there looking like they wanted the earth to open up and swallow them. When an AA neighbor asked why he married 'Becky', if he hated whites so badly, he told the neighbor to "Shut the hell up!" and swung on him. At that, his white wife gathered up all the kids and went home. A couple of months later, we found out she filed for divorce and eventually moved back to New York where her family lived. We never saw her or the kids again. He passed away about three years later from a massive heart attack.
1. Sometimes in genuine case's people fall in love in a community they hate and change, or change before they fall in love with the group they previously hated
2. Some people Like to have their cake and eat it to
3. Some people have psychological problems when it comes to hatred of other groups.
I have noticed that many in the African american community, especially with the men on youtube, their forums even media to a extent complain about white americans or other non-blacks and express hatred for them but are the first to marry and have children with whites; they tend to have this Pro-black/afrocentric mentality and are the first to call other blacks who don't have their mentality self haters(particularly foreign blacks) who majority of the time are married to their own Black people from their culture.
I think with Nigerians they tend to have a change of heart for the most part when they end up falling for someone of another tribe they hated before. However that "have your cake and eat it to" mentality(hate a group you marry to) I see in America, I don't see it with Nigerians but in America it's not only with african americans, many white americans and other races have it, just check Youtube, and etc where non-black americans will sleep with african americans, have children with them, brag about it, then trash them at the same time with hateful rants.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 5:41am On Aug 19|
Well you have points here and there when it comes to the Ebola Virus; a Liberian that flew to Lagos, Nigeria when he wasn't suppose to fly there and got Nigeria involved in the mess. Should Nigeria have been more precautions? yes cause they could have avoided getting involved. I think when it comes to natural disasters and diseases everybody should get involved cause negativity in nature knows no color or religion but this case in Ferguson is a social mess that's ingrained in America and I see myself staying neutral cause no side was completely innocent in this story like it was innocent in the Trayvon martin case where we know that Zimmerman was wrong. I don't see America social mess with race creeping up in Nigeria cause we have our own form of it which is tribalism and religion.
There are already policies that have make it a little difficult for Nigerians internationally, didn't Obama himself threaten to not send aid to Nigeria cause of the anti-gay law passed.
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