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"Shithole countries, are you kidding me?!"

Gift Lubele

About a week ago I wrote a piece about the "coolest monkey in the jungle hoodie advert" done by H&M, in it I questioned if its possible for black people to be racist to each other, although the topic is still debatable when thinking about it I realized that I am in some way or form a victim of racism, we all are, we are either the influenced or the influencer.

Recently the President of the United States of America Donald Trump said Haita and African countries are "shitholes" in an overall office meeting with lawmakers when discussing immigration policies. To people who are as ignorant as Donald Trump, here is why this made us angry!

First of all, African is not a country! Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent with 54 countries some of which are the best in the world, (one of the countries is South Africa, where I come from). We have a population of about 1.3 billion people and a nominal GDP of US$3.3 trillion, in 2050 Africa is destined to be the biggest market in the world, a market the USA and other continents would want to benefit from. Speaking of benefits, here is a list of some of the great leaders that come from this "Shithole" country and have contributed immensely not only to the USA but to the world at large:

  1. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
  2. Christiaan Neethling Barnard - A South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant on 3 December 1967
  3. Elon Reeve Musk - South African born American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor.
  4. Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe - A South African mining magnate.

Donald Trump, when you said "shithole countries" you directly insulted each and every face in the above picture and more, but of course you will never read this post so to you the reader, remember that racism still existence and some people can stop being racist if you enlighten them on some of the misconceptions they have about us black people, South Africans and Africans.

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