An Hausa Man, An Igbo Man and A Yoruba Man
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Almost everyday I receive a joke via blackberry broadcast that goes like this “An Hausa Man, An Igbo Man and A Yoruba Man.” Typically in the joke, one tribe is depicted as uneducated, another is depicted as a lover of money and the last tribe is depicted as stingy. In some versions others tribes such as Calabar and Fulani are added into the jokes. The jokes are not just limited to blackberry broadcasts, they find their way to weddings and birthday parties and others. While there is nothing wrong with a little bit of laughter the problem is the subconscious effects of the joke that overtime leads to the stereotypical belief that one tribe is smarter than the other or one tribe is better than the other. I am hoping for a day where we could hear a conversation that says “An Hausa Man, An Igbo Man and A Yoruba Man walk into a bar…the End!”
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