Congo Immigrant Impression of USA
I met with a Congolese immigrant in Washington DC and talked to him a little of his initial impressions of the USA.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Brooklyn, New York- November 6, 2008
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He had this to say:
“When I first came here from Congo I realized that America is not like America. What I saw was more like Africa. I thought that everyone was rich and that all cultures were mixed.”
I hear these fairy tale stories about the USA wherever I travel. I can only imagine the disappointment that immigrants must have upon viewing America for what it really is for the first time.
I went for a walk through some crappy areas of Brooklyn this morning. There were lots of Latino immigrants working and hanging out in the streets. I can not imagine that this was their idea of America.
Links to previous travelogue entries:
- Obama Celebration in Brooklyn
- Code Pink Female Acivists Washington DC
- Travel Questions
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