As African Community, we come to the United States with dreams of economic prosperity and new beginnings. However, upon arrival, we are often not given a proper introduction to the complexities of Black life in America. The American education system fails to provide a comprehensive understanding of the African curriculum and the Transatlantic slave trade, which leads to cultural segregation and
spiritual isolation within our communities.
We are fed stereotypes and misconceptions about Black Americans and are told to distance ourselves from them. But as we navigate through life in America, we come to realize that Black Americans and Africans in the diaspora share a common history of oppression and marginalization. It is our duty to come together and support one another in the fight for equality and justice.
We must work towards fostering cultural mixing, changing marginalizing practices, and building bridges to connect with African- American communities. It is crucial to eradicating anti-Blackness within our African immigrant communities. We must show up in numbers to protest police brutality and racial injustices, and stand in solidarity with African-American communities.
As we celebrate our differences and embrace our commonalities, let us
remember that It is our responsibility as African immigrants to use our
unique experiences and perspectives to contribute to the fight for racial
equality and justice.
Together, we can make a powerful impact and create a more just and
equitable society for all people of African descent. Let us unite and use
our voices to create a brighter future for ourselves and future generations.