“Stop Stigmatizing Africans Who Can’t Speak English” – Actor, Ugezu J Ugezu
Popular Nigerian actor, Ugezu J Ugezu has advised people to desist from stigmatizing Africans who can’t speak English.
The renowned actor made this known in a recent post he made on her verified social media handle on the popular social media platform, Instagram.
According to him, the act is a ‘stupid’ act which has been n ormalised by Africans. Making the post, he wrote;
“THE UTMOST STUPIDITY NORMALISED BY AFRICANS
When a French national cannot speak English, Africans respect him
When a Spanish can’t speak English, Africans respect him.
When a Chinese can’t speak English, Africans respect him
When a Russian can’t speak English, Africans respect him.
When a Portuguese can’t speak English Africans respect him.
But when an African can’t speak English Africans consider him a joke, unintelligent, illiterate, dumb and stupid.
That’s the level or extent of damage we have suffered as a people. We use English as a yardstick to measure the intelligence of our people, including children
In our schools, children are made to believe they’re stupid just because they cannot speak a language alien to their ancestral route.
Dear Africans put an end to this mental slavery. Teach your children their mother tongue and allow the locals to feel free in speaking their native languages without any stigma.
Do not help the oppressors to extend their oppression.
If you come across this post, Share widely to Spread this message and enlighten an African. The people around you need to hear this. It’s a collective effort. Don’t break the chain of mental revolution. Thanks!
[Copied from somewhere for my brethren to task our thoughts]”
Source: The African Media