Why Don’t We Talk About Africa? – Medium.com

After the latest Boko Haram massacre, I called my brother in Nigeria — and finally started to understand what I’ve been missing.

In a year in which we saw time and time again how little black lives matter in the U.S. it was a sad reminder that to most Americans, African lives mean even less.

I couldn’t understand it. Why is it like this? Why can’t people see? Racism, yes, but not just racism; people I know to be dedicated to social justice had nothing to say about what had happened in Borno State.

But in the height of my self-righteous outrage I realized something: I hadn’t talked to my brother.

https://medium.com/the-archipelago/why-dont-we-talk-about-africa-f409660a11ff