Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012 3:00 PM--Tell Obama I Said Hi

People here are obsessed with Obama.  They love him.  Many people here realize that Obama’s father was from Kenya, but some people get these facts confused.  Some people think that Obama was born and raised in Kenya.  Some people even think he is from Uganda.  It’s interesting how much people can see Obama as the leader of the United States but then never understand that there are other African Americans in the U.S.  It blows their minds that America is not just full of white people (blond hair, blue eyes, etc.).  Ugandans also think that all Americans know Obama personally.  When they find out that you’re American, they will sometimes ask you to tell Obama “Hi”.  Sometimes the people here amaze me with the way they understand things or the lack thereof.

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