Aphotic Occurrences: AA/African discussion continued...
Nobody said you must go to West Africa. The point is, many African Americans even if they HAD the money would rather use the money to go to France or some other place in EUROPE. These are the same ones that want convenient African Identity without ever having to make any effort…
I just graduated from an American college and for the last four years I’ve been living inthe US.
Lots of American unis teach African languages.
Almost all the Ivy Leagues teach Nigerian languages - Igbo, Yoruba, etc.
Harvard does, Yale does, I believe Columbia does too.
HOWARD one of the main universities with majority black students teaches Yoruba and Igbo.
And there are LOTS of them so I do know what I’m talking about.
Never mind that 90% of what you need to pick up a language quickly is one friend or person committed to speaking it to you constantly.
Oh, plus there’s the Internet, where people learn lots of things for free!!!
And America’s Internet connection is even fast.
Yeah, people aren’t making an effort.
You don’t have to buy a ticket to West Africa if you can’t afford it, but a minimum of one thousand Nigerians and Ghanaians write interesting, informative blogs about their lives in their countries and their culture, etc.
The Internet is good like that for traveling without leaving your couch.
And this is a ridiculously conservative estimate.