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My colleagues thought college was free for blacks – Twitter User shares experience

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Read this Twitter User’s narration of how her co-workers thought she gets to attend college for free because she’s black

A Twitter user @iSmashFizzle has narrated how some of her colleagues in a summer camp she worked at believed black people get free college education.

She said it was after high school, just before college, a fellow counsellor approached her to have a conversation.

They discuss applying to colleges, and she discovers every other person on the table with them genuinely believed black people get to attend college for free.

Peep the thread below:

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3 Comments

  1. Biker Chic

    August 3, 2017 at 1:07 am

    America, the land of opportunity. The land of the ignorant.

  2. TruthHurts

    August 3, 2017 at 6:54 am

    It’s sad the ignorance (tending towards hate) among white (evangelical) Americans… They are lucky they grew up in a society where their forefathers built social and political institutions viable enough to sustain their country regardless of their foolhardiness. Much, like the ethnic and religious idiocy that proliferate the Nigerian state, sadly we have no viable institutions and the worst bunch of political elites.

  3. b

    August 3, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Yea….. i told my life story at a conference where i was the only black recently and i intentionally emphasized my privileged background and elite parents and even grandparents because i knew only about 2 of them had been to Africa before and most other have funny impressions of Nigeria (no thanks to press).

    I was not surprised that one of them said its good to know people because its only then you realize they are also humans. Since he did not say it directly to me i could not be bothered but i knew he was referring to the fact that my father was a banker, my uncle was a professor , I was chauffeur driven as a kid and lived in a very big house unlike the poverty stricken images CNN projects of africa.

    Then i noticed they all became freer with me and wanted to know more about Nigeria and our culture. Trust me I had good the opportunity to make them understand that we had a well organized social system westernization though we are currently confused and our culture is beautiful.

    By and large although every one makes an attempt to be civil, i noticed we are all racists. Most white folks still see you as black and have their insinuations about us and we are also suspicious of their motives around us.

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