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#Inspiration: FOB Wise Quote Of The Day..... 175

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Spontaneous morning kisses to you dear FOBers. It's a brand new Wednesday and we all at FOB are thankful for the beautiful gift of life from God to mankind.


This a feature on the blog aimed at bringing you inspirations daily with quotes from great men.

Today's wise quote is by Nigerian prolific writer and feminist Chimmamanda Ngozi  Adichie.

Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it.

“Because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience”.

Quote credits: -Chimmamanda Ngozi Adichi-
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