“Why do you know computer?” a man from one of largest ethnic group in an African country asked another from a relatively smaller ethnic group. The man who had know-how in computers works as a computer analyst with national intelligence and security services. It was evidenced by his facial look that such a question had puzzled and irritated him. The other person again arrogantly told him that members from his community are just best in roaming grazing fields with their cattle. He added that that the analyst must be coming from his community, which he believed was the most advanced and civilized. He even asked if he had changed his name just to hide his real ethnic identity. And in another scenario, re-enacted many times, some women from the same large ethnic group, mistaking a lady doctor to be a member of their community, talked to her in their mother-tongue.When the doctor told them that she did not understand the language, and that she came from another community, same as the one for the computer analyst, they responded with exclamation and disdain, saying that the community is only good in grazing cattle. The reason why they had spoken to her… Read full this story
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