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With financial support from the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union

Fondi Otto per Mille della Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

With financial support by Society Integration Foundation (SIF)


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The story is about an Afro-American boy, who is playing alone in the beginning because nobody wants to play with him and he thinks that this is because he’s different, black. His mother explains him that people might be various, might have other skin or eye colour or have other talents and qualities, but this does not mean that they are different. The boy understands it and next day when the teacher asks him what he would like to be when he grows up, he answers that he wants to be just a great and happy man. For this announcement, one of his classmates, a little white girl stands up and says that she just want to be his friend from now on.


I was born in Satu Mare, Romania. My family and I moved to Hungary about 10 years ago. My grandparents remained in Romania and I often visit them. Both of my uncles are migrants, one lives in Budapest and the other in Nuremberg, so I am quit used to multiculturality

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1.  Time to go home!

2. Home sweet home - Hi mom… Mom, can I be a white man when I grow up?

3. Why would you like to be a white man?

4. Because…I…I…I don’t want to be different. I want to have friends!

5. Honey… Yes, we might be various but not different.

6. We might have other skin colour…

7. …or other eye colour…

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1. …and we might have other qualities or talents…

2. But we are all human beings, living in the same world SIDE BY SIDE.

3. I think I understand…and I guess I can’t be a white man.

4. No, you can’t, but you can be just a great man.

5. Next day, in the school - What do you want to be when you grow up?

6. Yesterday, I would have answered with: “I want to be a white man” but today I just want to be a great and happy man.

7. …and I just want to be your friend!

8. Time to play together

9. The world is not for me, not for you, but for us, all of us!