So the ones in the West
Will never move East
And feel like they could be at home

from Nas (Ft. Damian Marley) – Patience (Sabali) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a comment about the Africans arriving in the Western hemisphere as a result of the slave trade (and perhaps more broadly all immigrants from the East), who, through the lens of what is presented in the media, believe the West is ‘developed’ and ‘civilized’ and would never consider, for example, moving back to war torn and ravished Africa even though it is their ancestral homeland.

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