Re: What do blacks want? Equal Opportunity
Posted By: Aisha In Response To: Re: What do blacks not want as white rasta objecti (Jeff)
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2002, at 6:47 a.m.
In Response To: Re: What do blacks not want as white rasta objecti (Jeff)
An understanding of the slave masters language is conveniently forgotten once a sensible dialogue is entered. Where in any of my post have I suggested that White people should hate the colour of their skin? Maybe they should then they may get a real understanding of how some Africans feel about their own skin colour. Why do you need confirmation on whether this is or not anyone's intent?
Feel proud of your white skin GREAT! I am not here to defend or degrade that.
If you can't "feel some kind of guilt for what people that I don't even know" where does your sympathy or any type of identification come in for someone you do not know? For example I felt guilty for contributing to the destruction of the rain forest in the Amazon, which was affecting the Indians over there, I don't know any one there on a personal level, but when I found out that Mc Donald was financing the destruction of the forest to rare cheap cattle for their burgers I had to consider how many times I gave people money to purchase Mc Donald products. I immediately became more careful of who I was handing money to. Once I speak to someone who I know buys Mc Donald's I explain that to them.
Let's not get side tracked here, I am quite aware that there are other wrongs going on in the world but how does dealing with this situation negate those other problems? Probably you can highlight those other problems and we can tackle them head on. However I am sure that in the midst of them all the question of white superiority and abuse again will rear it ugly head.
While you place the blame on the Roman shoulders, you should consider that that tie to Western Christianity also ties to them to all of 'white civilization'.
How do we stop 'sinning' against one another? You have the 'words' but where is the method. That has always been the problem where many would advocate these high ideals but the 'how to' is sadly missing. Simply saying ONE LOVE does not get it done.
Once again while you try to go into the Hebrew definition of words you seem to lack the basic understanding of English. Where in my post did I say you mentioned Heaven? That was a general statement. General meaning 'concerned or dealing with universal rather than particular aspects'. However taking a quote from Bob Marley "who the cap fits…"
Consider that you may have 'missed the mark'.
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