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“You Are A Typical Black American Woman!”

TB Obwoge
2 min readNov 11, 2023

After he said he judged Black Americans as lost people!

Friday, 10 November 2023

By: TB Obwoge

Whelp everyday, in every way Ghana or a Ghanian finds a way to insult the shit out of me, even when I am no longer in Ghana. Someone needs to expose the hatred that many in Ghana have for Black women, for Black Americans and the excuses they make for behaving badly.

So, the man that said this is pretty famous, in Ghana he’s actually very well known. Ask me if I care? I don’t at all. He’s just a man. Any way, during one of our conversations he called me a “typical Black American woman..” He might have used lady, but I don’t think so. Either way it was followed by these words, “loud, angry and doesn’t take any shit!”

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This man also said, when he first arrived in the United States, by way of New York City, that he called Black Americans lost people. Because they didn’t have his culture and behave like Ghanians.

Let’s talk about this, the government of Ghana is currently trying to get Ghanians to stop shitting in the ocean, urinating in public and throwing trash on the streets. However in his infinite wisdom, they’re better people in Ghana, than Black Americans, so he had to share how he arrived and immediately looked down on Black Americans.

Black American women to him are loud and angry, don’t worry he also disrespected African women too. I don’t understand why the narrative of a Black woman standing up for herself makes her “loud and angry!” After over 2 hours talking to him, I was insulted many more times, yet the only thing that bothered me, was his narrative which sounded just like a White American.

As I pointed it out, he didn’t care, he didn’t care that most of his wording was condescending and just like the white people in the United States. This popular, educated and well traveled Ghanian man, didn’t care anything about his words aimed at the being of Black American women. He didn’t even care that I was annoyed with him.

I don’t even know what to say, when I explained all these issues to him, he doesn’t care, nor does he think he said anything wrong. Even when he judged Black Americans, as if Ghanians are better behaved. By the way he made about 50 11, excuses for why Ghanians behave badly and he is serious, they can behave like anything, they will always make excuses for their behavior, always.

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TB Obwoge

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