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2013: I Thought the U.S. Was the Land of Gold— Now I See It as Rude and Disrespectful

American foreign policy limits interactions with countries like Ghana. This leads to arrogant interactions and generalizations “Is it all right to say that?” He said this looking at me questioning. “Yeah, yeah it’s all right”, I responded – even though I hadn’t quite heard what he had said. “Ah. I was asking because Ghanaians can get very defensive.” Now he had my full attention. “Yes”, I agreed. “We get defensive because people like you come here and just spend all your time criticizing us. If Ghana was such a bad place would you have come here?” He responded: “This is exactly what I’m talking about. You’re getting defensive now”. The conversation fizzled to… Read More