How many a little girl have had to wash dishes and when asked if Junior can join her, have been told “No! ” How many a heart has been broken by those brown, twinkly eyes and wicked, dimpled grin?
The countless “I’m sorry, I’ll never do it again” to the “It wasn’t my fault, she tricked me…into getting her pregnant!
I have been dating an American-born Nigerian man for a few months now, and I care for him very much. I do know that we have a lot of problems communicating sometimes and I think it is because of cultural stuff.
We are trying to adjust to each other, but sometimes, I feel like he keeps things pertaining to his culture from me because of the stereotypes out there about Black women and what he says Black Americans feel about Nigerians.
In my case, I would love to know more about his culture, and I would appreciate it and value it as much as he does.
Earlier this year, I believe in January, a client walked into my office, his name JD (I am sure he is going to read this article).
For the record, JD is an African American male and I am an African female.