One thing I have noticed being an African in Diaspora is that out of Africa, a Black man or woman is always a ‘second class citizen’. So it is not surprising to hear the of Nigerians dying at the hands of officials, either through suffocation in London police custody, or beaten to death in China.
‘The alternative’ to a Caucasian. Yes there is equal opportunities, but go to any large organisation in London, say Ikea, Tesco, Sainsbury etc. The shopfloor will be filled with Blacks and Asians, working as Security guards, cleaners, cook, cashier’s and the Managerial level, All Caucasians!. You have to be ‘the very best in your field to be recognised. Well if you are in Italy, Russia or China, you are worse off most likely called a Monkey and thrown bananas!. In short, there is no great place like home!
According to Matouvu, a 26-year old Nigerian who lives in the Sanyuanli area, the initial altercation between the moped driver and Nigerian man was in the wee hours of yesterday (June 19) morning. She said when she arrived at her office around 8 o’clock yesterday morning, police cars remained around the area where the altercation had taken place. ”I called to find out what was going on, and they said one man had died from a beating,” she said.
Nigeria does not have a consulate in Guangzhou, and its ambassador is said to be making his way down from Beijing to look into the matter.