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The show “On the Reel” with Tiara Williams, brings together the kinds of interesting conversations in the black community that we don’t get to see and hear in mainstream media. The discussions are important opportunities for all of us to learn and grow as we decide on the joint trajectory of our community in the 21st century.
This episode digs into the divide between Africans and African Americans. African Americans have a unique experience in this country and don’t have a heritage they can easily lean on, at least not one that goes back thousands of years. Others come from outside the US and seem to leap racism in a single bound, in many cases because they are not crippled by the same self-esteem challenges that are faced by many black people in this country.
But also, do you think that whites treat Africans a little different? Some say that this may even lead on blacks from other countries looking down on the black people here. We are not saying that any of this is true or false, but there are a lot of opinions on the matter that go across the board.
This discussion is a good one, we highly recommend it.
Question: do you feel that there is a gap between Africans and African Americans?
If there is a gap, then what’s going to take to overcome it?
Please, give us your opinion.