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African Male

We are people of good moral values

In West Africa, it is not ethical for you to put - I mean, let me not be raw. In West Africa, it is not ethical for you to do a lot of things that are illegal here. We are people of good moral values. So [...] we agree and accept the policies and how systematic it is. It's not like, "Because you're from West Africa, you don't know what is right or wrong." It's not that because we are from Ghana or something, we can look at a woman and then call inappropriate names or slap her ass or do anything we want.


  • Be aware of damaging assumptions about Black and Middle Eastern male sexuality; consider problematizing this form of bias in education and awareness campaigns. In working with students from these demographics in relation to a disclosure or report, demonstrate awareness that such biases exist, and demonstrate intention not to be swayed by such assumptions.