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You are preaching to the choir. I don't know how many times I've made this observation or discussed it with other Africans. Very few North Americans have traveled to an extent that they are able to understand how much of their perspective on life is influenced by their own cultural biases.

My experiences largely mirror yours, moved here over a decade ago and unfortunately most of the people I can actually call "friends" and not "acquaintances" were not born here and come from parts of the world where it is normal to interact with people long-term on a more than superficial basis.

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