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Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

Originally posted by Brjasuga51 Brjasuga51 wrote:

Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

Why'd she come here


probably sold the Dream.... everything better abroad...


people still think there's a dream here? lol. 

Nala...best believe ppl still think America is a bed of roses. I have heard ppl complain that relatives are demanding things because they live in America and it is much easier here.

I feel really sorry for those people. Alot of my family members came to the US back in the 80's and 90's, but when things started getting rough, alot of them LEFT and went back to Nigeria making more money than they ever have over here. I really feel like there are so many  options of places to move to in this world but for some reason the US becomes the default golden gate of opurtunity. People really need to do more research and speak with family members and friends who actually live here, who can kind of tell them what kind of life they'll live if they cant speak english and have no college degree.

They will think that you're sampling hating or don't want other people to be doing as well as you. We had some family members who won the lottery and moved here 2 years ago. My father told them to save and bring money because life in America is hard. They wouldn't have access to social services like immigrants receive in Europe.  They thought that he was hating and called last year to apologize and thank him. My old aunt is working 2 minimum paying jobs to make rent.
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I have a question but I don't want to sully the thread
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I have a question but I don't want to sully the thread

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Originally posted by Brjasuga51 Brjasuga51 wrote:

Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

Why'd she come here

probably sold the Dream.... everything better abroad...


people still think there's a dream here? lol. 
 
Nala...best believe ppl still think America is a bed of roses. I have heard ppl complain that relatives are demanding things because they live in America and it is much easier here.

Girl, my parents no longer answer late calls on the phone because they know that it is an African asking for money. My cousins would hit me up on Facebook all the time asking for stuff. I told them that I liked receiving gifts too and asked them why they never sent me anything, their response ,"You're in America."
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Can't even blame them ^^^^
As for your cousins...smh. I beg for stuff all, the time from Jamaica from my siblings.I want castor oil... banana chips etc .

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I have a family member who lives in the tri-state

She's worked three shifts as a nurse for over 30 years, takes one shift off a week. 

Don't know how she does it.   


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do the ones that come over and struggle see any parallels between their struggle and the struggle of american blacks?

yes the history is different and obviously coming here was a choice american blacks did not have, but do they take any of what they are going through into consideration when they make comparisons

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Ask away SL

who wants to hear what mommy diane brought to the states yesterday morning?

BWOM what? LOL I can sympathsize with exoticals even coons.
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We continue to struggle as a people . Water shut off and we are Queens . The girl needs Jesus . Disapprove
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


do the ones that come over and struggle see any parallels between their struggle and the struggle of american blacks?

yes the history is different and obviously coming here was a choice american blacks did not have, but do they take any of what they are going through into consideration when they make comparisons


can't speak for all, but I know some of my relatives just expect the struggle as part and parcel of being a first generation immigrant...

They don't understand why american blacks who have had the "benefit" of being born and raised in the US and are documented citizens don't do better for themselves...

They certainly do not expect their American born children to struggle the way they did...
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