Post Number: 55
|Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2005 - 05:37 pm: |
lol. Last comment before I go and watch Batman Begins!
I have a problem with the idea of Black alliances because I believe if you can't get along with people with your own history/blood (ie American slavery, Jim Crow, Civil Rights marches) than you can't get along with anyone else- Suscessfully at least!
For example Its crazy for Sudan to have a war in their own country and then come to this country and speak on "Black" alliances. Alliances start at HOME! How can the Muslim and Christian Nigerians NOT get along yet "Love" Afro-Americans (you must love your own "community" first).
Afro-Americans, similarily talk about alliances with all "minorities" (sometimes other Blacks) yet, don't our statistics show that our own brothers and sisters are killing each other regularly in our OWN country? Why can't we get together and open a bank or another business together? Do you think you'll get along better with a Jamician or Ethopian than a fellow descendent of Malcolm X or Martin Luther King?
I think all these so call "Black alliances" are nothing put smoke screens. I also think bringing more people onto a problem (which the AA community already has) only compounds the problem and makes it worst!
You also Blacklioness, act like you didn't realize that many non-AA's apply for African-American scholarships and other "goodies". If the person in questions says they are "Black" no questions are asked about their TRUE background! Doesn't matter if the person is question is kenyan (which AA's aren't even of Kenyan/East African descent or they have White parents).Black Americans in politically correct terms are "African-Americans".
Lastly, again, mixed raced people are allowed to be "Black" because there's NO COMMUNITY STANDARDS in the Afro-American community. This is what I've been screaming from my first post. Anydamn body that claims African blood (no matter how far off it is or how small) is allowed to be "Black". We have no formal definition of who's Black. We also have no formal defintion of who's African-American.
However, if we are speaking in a historical sense I believe most Biracial people historically have had Black mothers. Therefore they were raised Black and truly thought of themselves as 'negroes' of the time! What we are seeing now are children raised by single WHITE MOTHERS who don't even have contact with their Black fathers. I don't think they are being hostal when they say they aren't Blacks. They are identifying with their MOTHER, which is what people did years ago with their Black momma. As a people we must again, notice the difference and set up NEW STANDARDS that distinguish the two. But since we have no standards this will be difficult.Everyone is allowed to "be us" From a Octoroon to a Ugandan..............