Born in Zimbabwe and grew up in an environment that always thought the white man is a “perfect” man or a “saviour”. I never heard any story that says a white man has stolen or put in a jail but only stories of black people. The reason behind the ‘perfection’ of white man is that everyone believed that the white had everything or are born rich. Therefore they do not struggle for the things. It was always the black people working on white man’s company, farm, house and etc.
When I came in this country, UK, I was enlighted and I was totally horrified and shocked with some big criminal offences that some of the white people have committed. The people we thought they were perfect and wealthier. I came to understand the word imbalances. In Africa the white man had managed to use the cheap labour taking the advantage of the background. My mum would always say a white man lives in a clean place but having lived in UK for more than six years, I have seen some houses which one would thought they deserve to be a pigsty but surprisingly it would be a white man’s family dwelling in that filthy house.
I also came to realise that even in Zimbabwe there were also white criminals but they would not send them to jail because many of they would hire a good lawyer or else they had to pay using the back door (corruption)methods by bribing the police. Sometimes the police would not pursue with the story because they lack self belief or confidence especially on language area which is English and it is also second language to majority of Zimbabweans.
To sum up, I realised there is nothing of perfection. We are all human and we do make mistakes but sometimes people they falsely represent themselves hence giving wrong signals or impression about themselves.