Part of the strife between Black Americans and Africans in America is born of the absorption of anti-black stereotypes prior to arrival in the United States. Black people from the Caribbean can look down on American Blacks as well
But I don't want to put all the blame for anti-blackness or anti-black-american-ness at the feet of white people. Human beings like to look down on other human beings. In the United States in 21st century the social order has white people on top. People coming to the United States from all other countries, predominantly white, black, asian, etc., all of them want to align themselves with the winning team when they get here. Black and brown people just aren't the exception we'd like them to be.
And the closer to white, in appearance, you are, the more likely you are to be successful at joining the socially winning team called "white people." But as I stated above, dark-skinned people like Africans can also join whiteness by declaring a common frenemy. And there are all sorts of dog whistles a light-skinned or dark-skinned foreigner can blow to declare themselves.
And I think we, as people of color, have to do a better job looking out for those who want our support but don't want to support us back. We crave unity. And that's a good thing. But there are black and brown people, light and dark, that only see us as bodies to stand upon to raise themselves up.
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