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According to an old African man there has been racial discriminations going on since he was young and able to understand happenings around him. According to this old man, all white people have a higher ability to think and solve problems compared to the colored people. He confirms this belief through using various explanations regarding modern technology that have transformed the world. He argues that were it, not for the white man people would still be living in shanties, and there would be no tarmac roads or airplanes. Most of his age mates never knew how to read and write and if it were not for the white man they would still be illiterate. However, this old man believes that white men are selfish and egocentric. He gives illustrations on how they colonized Africa and Asia while looking for land and raw materials for their industries. He added that they are extremely cunning and will use any means to get what they need at the expense of ignorant Africans and Asians. He condemns how white men live a carefree life that does not respect the dictates of morality and religion. He adds that women must be submissive to their husbands and not equals. He condemns how white women dress and term it as exposing their body in manners likely to suggest moral decadence. He argues that white men and women have no respect for their in-laws, traditions and religion since they have little regard for sexual morality.
On the other hand, the second explanation from a young lady gives a different picture of the same people discussed by the old man. She explains how white people are considerate and understanding compared to African men. She admires the way white men treat their wives as queens and complains that African men expect too much from their women. She believes that men from her community have failed to embrace change and view their women as equals. They mistreat their women just the way their grandfathers did to their
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