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A letter to Race

Dear Race,
How are you doing? I know you do not know who is talking to you because I am one of your new citizens. Before I start telling you why I am writing to you, let me first apologize because I did not place any gender formalities on your name. This was because I couldn't reach Gender on time to inquire about your gender. I did not know if I should address you as a Mr. or a Ms. so please I hope that you treat me with care and tamper justice with mercy.  I have heard and seen that you are the head of state and the decision-maker here in this country, in the United States of America and most countries around the world.  I would not say that I do not know who you are, I know about you but maybe I cared less about what you can do and the amount of power you wield. This is because I came from a place where race does not matter, no one cares about it. It practically does not exist. You might be wondering where I am from, I am from Nigeria in West Africa. Like I said earlier, race d…

Response Argument to "Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg

“If women all leave for office work, who will stay with the kids and show them, love?” One would think that this quote written above was something said in the previous century, but no, this is was what someone had asked in this current century, not just in this century, or in this generation but in this year 2017. This statement was also said by a law school undergraduate student. It is baffling that people still question the roles of women and what they should do. The question now is why gender roles are such a big issue in today’s society. It is maybe such a pity that some people still live with the stereotypical roles associated with gender.  This is just like what Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook says in her article; “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” She starts off by telling the story of her grandma, who was taken out from school during the depression because she was a girl but later went back and how she (Sheryl’s grandma) was a very har…

Growing up as a girl- Nigeria

I grew up in Africa, in the Western parts of it, Nigeria to be precise. To be honest, it is really a beautiful place to grow up in. The warm, nice beautiful sun always cuddling up to your tan, chocolate creamy skin with the beautiful coarse hair. During the rainy (Fall) seasons, the way the rain elegantly falls from the skies is so beautiful and a nice sight to behold too. A land flowing with milk and honey that is more diverse than any country one can think of with over 250 ethnic groups. Each of these ethnic groups has its own diverse languages.  Nigeria is one of the largest countries in Africa with a population estimated to be around 173 million. This is a sneak peek of where I grew up.  I have friends who gush about how pretty Nigerian is and Africa and will really want to pay a visit at least once in their life. You know as they say do not judge a book by its cover. Nigerian is a very young country which just got its independent in 1960 has undergone a lot of development in all …