Race and Ethnicity in America – By educating others about who we are and our cultural heritage, we are able to dismantle some commonly held stereotypes about us…The blending of racial and ethnic identities continues to challenge existing race classification systems used by the federal government of America: Asian, American Indian, Black, and White.
I have Cameroonian, Nigerian, and American cultural influences and ancestries. Now I really do wish that my parents had taken advantage of the opportunity to give birth to me in Scotland. Now that would have made for some great discussions! Regardless, I embrace all of me and how my heritage allows me more cultural sensitivity towards others. Enjoy a clip from Voices of America – Tackling this topic!!!
My purpose for creating this space, your space, aka "My Kitchen” is to cook on migration with a flavoring of insightful conversations on issues that emerge as a result of this cultural shift.
My goal: Discuss our African heritage, recognize the trailblazing African women and girls, support African women and girls who have emigrated from Africa.
I hope you entering this kitchen will not just stop at peeking in! You know that would not fly back in your mom's kitchen while she is cooking. You are usually expected to contribute in one way or another. Likewise, I too expect for you to engage in conversations around inter-cultural education (sharing our nathional and ethnic heritage), self-reflections (go deeper in knowing who you are, examine your life), and other-inspiration (help each other grow and live at our full potential). Cherishing what makes us unique and helping others learn from us …but above all helping younger African sisters become more comfortable in their own skin and more trusting of their inner voice as they transition into a new world. Guide and support them as is true of the African Woman’s nurturing spirit.
See you in LeThee'ma for the discussion of the week!!