Is it normal that i get really angry when african people idolise the west

I don't know why, but I get irrationally angry when an African person (living in the african continent) says stuff like "Oh yeah, the west is so much better" or "Oh I really wanna be white"

I also get really angry when a completely black person acts white. I am mixed raced, and already stuck in two worlds. Why would anyone do it willingly?

Am I normal?

Is It Normal?
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  • How does one act white since there are so many different types of white people?

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    • lots of mayonnaise and a well diversified portfolio

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    • I think this is the post they're referring to:

      https://www.isitnormal.com/post/is-it-normal-that-i-think-i-m-better-than-most-blacks--300622#

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      • yup. thats the one

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    • Oop- I didnt think of that when writing. There was recently a post on someone saying "I act whiter than my black friends" or something like that about a black person that quote on quote "acted white"

      Find the post and it showcases what i mean pretty mcu

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  • Because they live in god awful countries. I would idolize the west too if I didn't live in it.

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    • Not all of em are god awful countries. There are beautiful ones

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      • Yeah because people want to live in an aesthetic country instead on one with clean convenient drinking water.

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        • hmm point there bub

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    • I don't think those countries are as bad as you imagine. I don't live in the west and I don't idolize it.

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  • A bit of overreaction? much?

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  • I dislike that too but it doesn't really make me angry. Most people think of the west as a paradise or something. They look down at themselves and their culture and look up to the western ones (I think the influence of the left-sided thoughts is a part of it cause it teaches people to hate their culture). And they want to immigrate more than anything and they blame their problems on their country and culture. Then western people who adopt same thoughts will encourage them "Go to Canada!" "Get the hell out of that country!". I think it's a delusion. There are people in western countries who are misrable and people in what's called third world countries who are happy. So one can be happy anywhere.

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  • I think its just because people are different. We like to paint everyone with the same brush and pretend like all blacks act like this and all whites act like this. But individuals act differently

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    • u have a point

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      • Also let's not forget that the west is pretty kickass compared to... well africa. Africa is pretty crappy. Been that way for all of history.

        Egypt doesnt count. Yes it's apart of africa but it's more related to the middle east region than the african region.

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        • Well many parts of Africa could currently be said to crappy especially when compared to the west but I doubt it has been like that for all of history been reading history and I think there was a point when it was faring better than Europe etc that was I think in the 14th century a point when Europe was declining due to disease and wars and when Africa was booming I think the major breakthrough for Europe came with major technology advancement right after the dark ages of the 14th century

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          • Africa was extremely rich in material resources yet zero action was taken to secure said resources. Zimbabwe had diamond deposits found on the surface yet the people had zero idea of the value of the shiny rock.
            The african slave trade was in part due to the african warlords selling their POWs in exchange for manufactured goods. Japan when they first opened to the west IMMEDIATELY took the bought weapons and figured out how to make more. In contrast the african leaders chose just to keep selling people to get the manufactured goods. When the slave trade ended that caused an economic depression because at that point africa didn't have anything to offer to trade, nor having the industrial capacity to make goods. Notice that all the "good" places in africa were built upon investments from foreign businessmen.

            Africa fucked itself into a corner. Its shitty but that's what happens when you dont play smart for hundreds of years. I'm not saying the Europeans or americans cant be blamed as well for the slave trade. I'm just saying that if history was to repeat itself africa could have definitely ended up in a better position.

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            • why u explain so w e l l

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        • But black people were some of the pharoes and Egypt, i agree, is a sorta gateway between middle eastern and african.

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          • I'm not saying that the race is different I'm saying the region has closer ties to the middle east than it does for africa. Geopolitically it's not africa it's the middle east, just so happens to be attached to the african continent

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            • Yep. It does have closer ties to the middle east culturewise.

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  • Africa has godawful living-standards.

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  • I think people should base their views on actual thinking and a mixture of facts/logic and compassion, case by case. Not whatever "group" they happen to belong to

    Also with the horrible living conditions they tend to have there I can totally see why the west is seen as better. At least most people tend to have their basic needs met and more personal freedom and rights. Its far from perfect but I still think its relatively better

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    • Yes, at this point in time, the west has better living conditions. However i mean they despise their culture etc and long for western culture instead

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      • Why not if our culture is better than theirs? If people are willingly accepting of western culture why disparage them for leaving their old culture behind?

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      • I guess that can be bad if they are giving up on something that was actually good or nice about their own culture

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  • Somehow I doubt this

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  • I'm a white American, and I've found African Americans to be proud of their blackness and there tends to be a yearning towards their roots. I've only read your original post, and I'm getting the impression you may be from the African continent? That may explain the difference in experience.

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    • Hells nah. Im speaking from the expirience of having an african peeps speak to me about "Oh the west is amazing!" and "My culture is crap" etc.

      Im glad i never lived in africa. My ancestors did, but i never will

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  • Would you say you’re jealous as you perceive them to have a stronger connection to African culture than you and think they disrespect that and take it for granted?

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    • that kinda summs it up better lol

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  • You make a good point about mixed race and being stuck between two worlds. Mixed race couples seldom think of the effects on their kids.
    It is becoming more common and maybe not so stuck in the middle as time goes by.

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    • Exactly. However time wont go by for the generation of mixed people born in the late 20th and early 21st century who had to go thru that in their childhood

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      • Okay, but there is a HUGE cultural difference between Africans and African-Americans. African-Americans respect infrastructure, they don't rinse sand down sewers clogging them for everybody, or take down street signs for free sheet metal. African-Americans understand that the smartest people can only pull society upward when people at every level try to work smart. African-Americans can also read technical manuals and do eighth grade math.

        In Africa, the worst people pull down the entire society.

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