emotionally perturbed because of all these experiences.
Now, when Im walking the
streets I shiver and tremble. Ive witnessed many of
my friends apprehended just like that. They werent
committing any crimes, just happened to have over-stayed
to make ends meet. Then they are imprisoned instead of
being deported. And whats the condition of those
jails? Appalling. They put them in the basements with no
ventilation, no windows, no good food. The thought of it
makes me shake. Go see it for yourself.
"Japan is more developed than Taiwan. There are illegals there, too. The government knows about that, but so long as they pay their taxes and keep the law, the government doesnt feel threatened. Foreigners are flocking here in droves. They work hard and help the economy. So long as they are law-abiding, I see no reason why the Taiwanese cant allow them to work. The industry needs them. They do their menial jobs. Besides, why cant they let students work part time as they do in other countries.
"Another thing that gets on my nerves is that, all in all, the only Blacks the Taiwanese have any sort of regard for are the Americans. If you happen to be Black but youre not from America, then youre a nobody.
"With all these problems, Ive made up my mind not to study here any longer. Home is home and its sweet. Ghana is developing. Its not as developed as Taiwan but I know that someday it will be. So, Ill go home and tell our people not to think of going to the UK or the US or anywhere like that but to stay home where their friends are and unite to fully utilize the resources weve got and someday, we too will be there. Someday, well not be the scum of the earth or its laughingstock.
"Ill also take with me the positive things I have learned here. I have worked with some of these people at construction sites and seen women working like men. In school, Ive seen the Chinese study pretty hard. One minus about Ghana is that once youre tops, youre always tops. Here, the competition is pretty intense. The Chinese are not lazy, laid back. Thats a good thing. Ill emulate that plus and take it home.