A Black American Someborri....
..... told me that 90% of Africa's population live in abject poverty on less than $1 a day, and further proceeded to condescend to me and assert that Black Americans were far more respected than and better than Africans.
Let's see.... There are 1 billion people in Africa. If 90% of Africans have less than $1 a day, then that means that only 100 million Africans have more than $1 a day. (Maybe those ones have $2).
If 100 million Africans have more than $1 a day, and there are 53 countries in Africa, that means that only one point something million people in each country have more than $1 a day, (and judging by her sneers I'm sure she put the cap of the wealth at maybe $5 a day for the rest) BUT at least 63 million Nigerians have a mobile phone (which tend to cost at the very cheapest maybe $10), excluding all the Nigerians that have two or more mobile phones (but including the beggars that have mobile phones on multiple lines and the bus conductors that buy $4 recharge cards for their girlfriends) multiplied by the number of Nigerians and other Africans that have regular jobs and live in regular houses paying regular rent to regular landlords plus their regular children who they send to regular schools via their regular cars which they bought with their regular salaries...... (at least 4 million for Nigeria and at least 2 million for the rest)..............
Screw the math, any way you turn it, if you've lived in Nigeria..... Methinks this chick is fucking crazy.
People that don't know anything about Africa need to just stop.
As in seriously, just hit pause and stop making foolish pronouncements about the quality of life in Africa from your American armchair.
This is part of the reason why Africans versus African Americans isn't ending any time soon.