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That is why many major cities, especially in the United States, have large communities of Ethiopians.They are mostly for support and the members of the communities draw strength, courage and to some extent find an anchor where they feel like home.For reasons that evaded me, it wasn’t working out that way. ” It all sounds so offensive now, but you had to be there.I couldn’t ignore the irony, of course – the very notion that hundreds of years later, there’d be the issue of us getting along. Inevitably mentioned are issues of culture and the idea that any problems among us are, ultimately, the residual affect of slavery in America. ” I explained that I’d never been here before and I thought it adventurous to try something new. His words came sincerely – out of curiosity more than anything else and, I suppose, concern. Maybe, I replied, I ventured in here hoping, perhaps, to discover some measure of kinship. ” I know – it all could have made for some compelling banter. As a Black man born and raised in America, I’ve dealt with prejudice, racism and mistrust in many configurations.Did that sinister deed, besides everything else, somehow drive a wedge between brothers under God’s sun, a division that, after all these years, still remains? Once again alone at the bar, I was pondering it all when the bartender spoke. Or, as corny as it might sound, just a little bit of myself. “There are many other places in this city for you to be. However, after seeking conversation over the course of two beers, all I wanted to do now was leave. Sometimes it is subtle and other times not so subtle, and you can encounter it anywhere, from anybody.And who says that we, in particular, must get along, anyway? I tried to pay my tab, but the bartender simply smiled. Still, it never occurred to me that I’d face any of those things on a Friday night in an Ethiopian restaurant.

This article had been published on the Electronic Urban Report ( and the African-American Village prior to its publication here with the author’s permission in January 2003.For all the acknowledgment made, though, I might as well have been invisible. Maybe, deep, deep down inside, I’d come in here to make some kind of point.When another man moseyed in and took a seat at the end of the bar, he somehow ended up in the trio’s jovial conversation. I certainly was open to conceding as much to myself.From the tiny bar I gathered up my pride and headed out in search of “my own kind” – and hoped that I’d know them when I saw them.Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Romance / Anyone Notice Ethiopian Women Do Not Date Other Africans (23438 Views) She Wants Me To Let Her Date Other Men So She Can....

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