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Why do people think that all Africans are black?

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Kitherion
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Wow, after reading the topic line I realise that it sounds racist, but please don't take it that way. This is a topic that I have to post, because it is something that is very touchy.

On a recent trip to Sweden, myself and that group of friends that I was with decided to go sightseeing... the guide we had asked us where we were from and when we said South Africa this was the response we got:

"That's impossible... you're not n*gg*rs..."

What the heck???? How can a self-respecting person say something like that?

Is it just me or is humanity really pathetic?
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Kitherion
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I suppose that's true... But still what gives them the right to be ignorant and still expect others to know who and what they are?
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hubris gives humanity that "right." we are all the center of our own universes; we expect others to recognize us as central to that... though I believe this is more western pride. as I understand, the eastern cultures are less self-involved on an individual basis.
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