Tuesday, 23 January 2024
By: TB Obwoge
I'm frankly getting so sick of this, sadly what I've found is that a lot of Black Africans don't seem to think they're racists. Then to add onto it, the Black American continues to insert the system of racism that they know from the United States, when the system of racism in African countries in a bit different.
These are people who have lived and been raised where Black people are the majority of the population. Their governments, their police, military and all government offices, in most African countries are Black.
Colorism and racism are rampant, I've been treated poorly because of my light skin, while some have treated me better because of my skin. Being told to GTFO of their country, or even once a Ghanian man said, "I hate you people!" he thought I was white and refused to speak to me while in his car.
Pulse Uganda posted a photo and asked a question, they asked about these 3 popular sons of Ugandans with their girlfriends, then ask which girl was prettier.
Alpha's galfrd looks more of a good raised teenager! She looks to be from a responsible family
Hajarah Muganizi can I ask you a question please besides her skin color you can only see their faces what makes you think that this young lady comes from a better family and is raised better? I'm looking at this photo I'm actually going to write an article about this, but I'm looking at this photo be honest the two black girlfriends are very beautiful to me but I'm trying to ask you how can you tell from a photo that this white child is raised better and comes from a better family?
This is the reply to my question, she gave me a nonsense answer, she didn't point out anything that seemed to be corret if you look closely at the photo.
TB Obwoge The key word is good raised teenager! She looks simple as a kid! Not as an adult teenager with makeups…wigs etc look closely to the picture (insert smily face emoji) more so I didn't say anything about beauty!! Their all beautiful kids!!! But different teenagers according to me!
NOTE: If you look at the photo the white girlfriend appears to have on fake nails, which is a bit grown to me but who am I?
If they would start to have the conversation about race, skin color and racism seriously in African countries from North Africa, to Southern African countries. I think that they could start to change their actions.
She wasn't the only one that thinks the "white girlfriend" was the pretiest one, there were several people. I decided to stop becaue there were too many comments. Below I've included some of them.
In several African countries colorsim is one of the largest and ignored issues. There are several social media platforms as well that scam Africans by pretending to be single, white western men searching for African mates.
Colonial rule and racial segregation established a problematic relationship between skin colour and access to socio-economic opportunities and this not only encouraged a yearning for white skin (or light skin) among many Black, Coloured, and Indian South Africans, it also led to the emergence of a local, highly profitable skin-lightening industry. However, colourism and skin-lightening practices have been met with significant resistance: the Black Consciousness Movement raised public awareness on the dangers of skin-lightening practices and successfully pressured the South African Government to regulate the manufacturing and retailing of skin-lightening products in the country.
More recently, the Black Lives Matter movement sparked global conversations on racism and other inequalities faced by Black people and other communities of colour. This article employs a Black feminist lens to trace the history of colourism and skin-lightening practices in South Africa and to highlight the importance of Black national and transnational activism in the fight against colourism and skin-lightening.
There are several commenters that agreed the "white girlfriend" was the prettiest one, not the Black girlfriends.
Alpha Sali (Alphi) is the one in the photo with the white girlfriend by the way!
So in parts of Africa, the White Supremacy mentality is alive and well, everyone will blame the United States of America for this, however some of these people don't give a shit about the US or watch the news. Many are so unfocused on the US yet they continued to hold onto these notions of skin shade supremacy.
Below is a video from my YouTube of Ugandan women talking about growing up as a female in Uganda I will do another article on that soon.
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I'm the president of a nonprofit. I've lived in 3 countries, I love to travel, take photos and help children and women around the world! One day I pray an end to Child Marriages, Rape and a start to equal Education for ALL children 🙏🏽