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This may not be the right time but can the leader of this bowl set up a zoom meeting where the African immigrant and African American can have an open and honest panel discussion in a respectful way? Apparently there is a lot of differences and misunderstanding between us and this could be a step forward. We are all black and have to come together and have one voice. Let's fix each other instead of fighting each other. Let me know your thoughts.

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Caribbean ppl would like to get invited too. So we can lurk in the background with our popcorn.

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I’m African but moved here at a really young age, honestly some Africans have the worst ideas/mentality about the Black America struggle, they just don’t get it and are stuck in their ways refusing to see perspective. This is fact. It’s also ironic they’re/we are enjoying the product of years and years of civil rights fights.

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This comment is actually a broad generalization/stereotype and poor attempt at self vindication. One that only “helps” you. Doesn’t help Africans or African Americans. However, it may be “fact” in your specific circle 🤷🏽‍♂️. Best wishes A fellow African

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African Immigrant here 🇳🇬 🇺🇸. I reached out to the brother earlier today on DM. He is based in Australia and unfortunately had one single encounter with bad apples when he visited the U.S. We had a good conversation, talked about the complex history of slavery and segregation here in the United States. I’d say he got better understanding and assurance that his experience was not indicative of all black people in America. I am fairly well traveled and make it a point to understand the perspective of race and equality from various perspectives - African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Black Europeans and Africans. Despite our vastly different accents and hair texture. We share just not skin color but also some residual pain of slavery, apartheid, oppression, and exploitation. As an immigrant here in the USA. I’ve also heard African Americans say unsavory things about each other (based on geolocation, education and social class). There’s also similar squabbles within African tribes and countries. (On a lighter note Nigerians 🇳🇬 and Ghanaians 🇬🇭 do not see eye-to-eye on Jollof rice). In truth the disagreement on jollof rice is more than jollof rice. I think respecting each other is an individual choice and a reflection of our levels of exposure and maturity. Happy to mediate and invite him to this group. If OP will like to pursue the zoom call. Together we overcome ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾.

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Yes. DM me.

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I’m down to set it up for y’all to have that conversation. I’m personally not interested as there’s enough nonsense out there exhausting me as is, but if you let me know what you want to do, I’ll help y’all set it up.

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I’m interested

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If the logistics of this can get settled, I’d be on board.

Hmmm...🤔

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