Post Number: 38
|Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 07:58 pm: |
The FIRST thing most people in the West must understand is that Africans and Black people in general are not a monolithic group.
You'd be suprised to know how many people believe Africa is a COUNTRY with one language and culture somewhere in the East where all Black people come from.
They look at the world like this.
And some fools don't even know that the majority of Black people live OUTSIDE of the United States...lol.
They think we came from Harlem.
To not note the differences between a Korean and a Japanese would be an insult.
To confuse an Italian with an Englishman would be a sign of derangement.
Because the world has been so aquainted with the differences between various white and Asian cultures.
When it comes to us....we're just "Black".
They can't concieve that we are a race well over a billion people with different cultures and languages.