How A White Woman Unleashed Her Dog On Me Because I’m Black – Singer Tunde Obe

The experience left a lasting impression on the mind of the artist.
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Nigerian singer has recounted his bitter experience with racism in the United States.

Tunde Obe says the incident occurred in 1974
Tunde Obe says the incident occurred in 1974

According to him, the occurrence took place when his father (a diplomat at the time) was transferred to the U.S. in 1974.

In a series of tweets, Tunde Obe recalled that it all went down when he was only seven years old. He had gone to visit a white classmate in his home.

His words:

A thread: If you have suffered racism, it will forever leave a sour taste in your mouth. My father was a diplomat (Ambassador), so he was always transferred to different countries. In 1974 he was transferred to America. We lived in Washington DC.

I grew up with a free mind towards all races. I had friends of all races in school and I never discriminated. One day I went to visit one of my classmates at his home. He was White. His house was not too far from mine, so I walked. I got there and I rang their bell. His Mom, a white lady, came out looked at me with disgust and asked what I wanted. I mentioned my friend’s name and she opened the latch on the gate to let me in.. She said I should follow her, as she walked towards the backyard, where I assumed my friend was.

As soon as she turned the corner she called Their dog’s name and shouted, “Sick Him!!”.. This huge Alsatian dog just went for me. But I guess because God still had plans for me, I made it to the gate before the dog could pounce on me. Luckily for me, the dog stopped at the gate. I didn’t stop running till I got home..

That experience has remained engraved in my mind till today. I will never forget how she was shouting “Get the Nigger”, as I ran for my dear life. The first time I would experience such hatred I had done nothing to deserve. I was only about 7 or 8 years old.

This was in 1975, or thereabouts. Racism has been around for a very long time. I pray that one day it will be relegated to the dustbin of history, where it belongs. People should be judged by their character and not their skin colour.. #SayNoToRacism.”

Tunde Obe and his wife
Tunde Obe and his wife

See his tweets below:




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