Re: Rasta for I
Posted By: gman In Response To: Re: Rasta for I (Heather)
Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2002, at 2:49 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Rasta for I (Heather)
Heather:"The question itself brings division"??
Come on now sis.
Why so defensive? No one was attacking you. Is a question de man a ask!
Ras T.Henry: I get your point... but like it or not we live in a world in which "race", fictitious concept as it may be, is a determining factor in how we live, the opportunities that are available to us, etc. So, should not this issue be discussed like any other?
Heather, I also overs your point about thinking of the effects of your wording and so forth when you write messages, but if people is worrying too much about what might be "too controversial" for peoples' tastes or what might "cause division", then people will no longer be asking real questions from their hearts and minds, people will just be pretending to agree with each other for the sake of "not causing division", in I opinion this will bring MORE division because if you don't TALK about your differences how can you ever work them out?
I like rootsrootsie's and Mrs. Omari's responses to this topic, they seem to be examples of "white" Rastas who don't get too defensive when this whole thing is brought up and who hold firm to their position in Rasta while also acknowledging the roots of Rastafari as a movement of African people.
I guess my point is- race SHOULDN'T matter, but can you honestly look around the world today and tell me it DOES NOT matter?
Peace, Love, Respek- Jah guide
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