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Canada-based Nigerian woman shares her racism story... says people refused to sit next to her aboard a train



A Nigerian woman based in Canada who recently felt discriminated upon because of her skin colour has shared her story online. Ugochi Ukah, took to Instagram to share an incident that happened aboard a train in Canada.

According to her, passengers on a train she boarded, refused to take the only sit available which was next to her, and stood all through the journey, just so they don't sit next to a black person.
She shared a video of the incident and wrote:

Today, 2 people exited the train so I sat on one of the seats and but nobody came to sit on the other empty seat next to me for quite a while. Instead they continued to stand as they got on the train. This has happened to me frequently where no one sat next to me (except friends) even when the bus was full or the seat would be the last to be taken. I never really thought anything about it, well because I'd just let my bag sit on the empty chair, until recently a friend pointed out to me that many people don't like to sit next to black people. Then I remembered when my mum and I sat on the bus 1 day and the lady next to her stood up and no, she was not about to get off; she just suddenly preferred to stand for the rest of her journey. It's a bit discouraging to see how much we still have to learn as a people but hopefully one day we will get there 1 day and I pray it happens sooner than later so that our children can experience much better. Until then, education and love will remain key and my bag or umbrella can enjoy their own space 😋✌ #blackandproud#preachlove #unityindiversity#randomwednesday
 After Ugochi shared her story, a couple of others confirmed it happened to them too. Not good... watch the video below:


Today, 2 people exited the train so I sat on one of the seats and but nobody came to sit on the other empty seat next to me for quite a while. Instead they continued to stand as they got on the train. This has happened to me frequently where no one sat next to me (except friends) even when the bus was full or the seat would be the last to be taken. I never really thought anything about it, well because I'd just let my bag sit on the empty chair, until recently a friend pointed out to me that many people don't like to sit next to black people. Then I remembered when my mum and I sat on the bus 1 day and the lady next to her stood up and no, she was not about to get off; she just suddenly preferred to stand for the rest of her journey. It's a bit discouraging to see how much we still have to learn as a people but hopefully one day we will get there 1 day and I pray it happens sooner than later so that our children can experience much better. Until then, education and love will remain key and my bag or umbrella can enjoy their own space 😋✌ #blackandproud #preachlove #unityindiversity #randomwednesday
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