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Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2005 - 05:00 pm:   


Ok...I have a genuine headache now. LOL! It's all good though 'cause I enjoy the dialogue. You remind me of this guy I used to dialogue with at another site. Again, I am not of the "let's all get together as people of color" faction. Yes, I do believe in Black alliances...I don't care where a particular Black person was acculturated---if that individual BLACK person is sincere in her/his identification as an African/Black person and walks the talk in EVERY sense of the word, then I'm down with her/him. It's unfortunate that you'd not be willing to forge a potentially powerful alliance with other Black men and women simply because they come from another part of the world. Besides, where did you ever get the idea that all Black people coming into this country would consider themselves African AMERICAN anyway...or that they would necessarily take advantage of all these so-called benefits of African American suffering to which you keep referring? Even if this were the case, why would a BLACK opportunist from another country bother you more than a mixed race one from this country? A spade is a spade. Something else...Black American leaders aren't solely responsible for the "one dropping" that's prevailing in this country. The masses of Black people are guilty of that as well. That's why it's so prevalent---many of us will blackize anything moving with a freakin' freckle. That is not the fault of other groups of African people. That's OUR fault for continuing to hold on to something that was never ours in the first place.

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