Racism has been around for a very long time…, Tunde Obe recount gory experience in the hands of a racist

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  • June 11, 2020
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 Singer, Tunde Obe has shared his experience in the hands of a racist white woman as a 7-year-old in the United States.

According to him, the worrisome incidence occurred shortly after his father who is a diplomat got transferred to America in 1974.

Tunde recounting his ordeal said he visited a white friend’s family, the mother of his friend allowed him into the house but released the dog on him because he was black and shouted: “get the nigger”.

His story below…

“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 until 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..”