Thursday, January 22, 2015

Senegalese Musician Akon says in spite Ferguson African Americans are better off than their brothers in Africa

Last year, the killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson led to protests against police brutality targeting African-Americans.When asked if he sympathized with the protesters, Akon said he could understand their frustration as “the system in America was never built for black people.”


But Akon added, “I don't want to speak too much for them, because I think I might have some knowledge they might not quite have, because I'm in the position where I have experienced Africa and I've experienced the United States. I always felt like Africa was for Africans. So when I see African-Americans in America dealing with all these issues, my first question is: 'Why don't they just go back home… Back to Africa.’”Senegalese Musician Akon says in spite Ferguson African Americans are better off than their brothers in Africa

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