#Repost from @miss_briee 😮😩😍😍😍
Africans in the diaspora who plan on going back to their home country:
You cannot take your American education, your American mentality, your western savior complex into Africa. You cannot use America as a blueprint for the changes you want to see in Africa. You cannot think that you are more educated, more knowledgeable, more qualified…simply because you were educated in America.
Do not think you know what Africa needs simply because you visited that one summer 2 years ago. Do not think you know what Africa needs simply because you hear the stories your parents tell you. Do not think you know what Africa needs because of what BBC or CNN reports.
Realize that you are not exempt from the colonial mentality. You too are capable of it.
Please know that if you date me, I am a very touchy person. I will like to pet your head and hold your hand, rub your shoulders or hug you a lot. Simply put, to physically feel you in some way is very comforting to me and I can’t really apologize for it, it just feels natural to me and makes me happy.
however if I don’t like you, I don’t like to be touched
We Are All People by Kwesi Abbensetts