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Username: Kola

Post Number: 1566
Registered: 02-2005

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Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 07:25 pm:   

No, Cynique.

I'm saying that the MEDIA doesn't want AMERICAN BLACKS (or Westerners) to want to "be black and proud" or to wish to "identify as African"----by showing them images, ALWAYS, of Africans suffering, Africans killing, raping, etc.

They promote negative stereotypes and attitudes towards Africans just as they do Black Americans.

And what I meant by the African model being best----is that BLACKS of any type live happier and most freely in the company of other blacks. As my father pointed out after returning from SENEGAL. He said that he would love it if Blacks in the U.S. could just have 3 states all to themselves to govern, love and fight with their own kind---separate from White America. He has NEVER stopped bragging on his trip to Senegal and the way BLACK MEN were in charge of EVERYTHING top to bottom.

NOTE that Zora Hurston and Toni Morrison have espoused the same ideas, saying that it's better for Blacks to have their own All-Black world.

Imagine a Black version of the world's best places to live economically----SWEDEN or NORWAY.

Certain countries in Africa are like that---truly Paradises.

One thing I AM saying is that Blacks throughout the Diaspora must never forget is that no matter where you go-----you are an African. You take Africa with you.

We must all learn to BENEFIT from our "shared blackness"---the way that Whites and Asians and Latinos benefit from their shared heritage.

It would be our best strategy, to stick together under the umbrella of race and color.

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