I Grew Up African — But America Makes It Hard to Be Black

Where I’m from, color means little. That made my transition to the United States a chilling one.

Tchassa Kamga
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5 min readMar 11, 2019

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TThis time last year, I was free to travel anywhere I wanted in my native Cameroon, and no one blinked an eye. All I needed was my identity card and the privilege of my first name. Kamga is the most popular…

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Tchassa Kamga
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