There is this question of why some Black people seem to hate 'white' people. No,we do not hate 'white' people, what we DESPISE is what they have done and what they persist in doing to us and this earth.
So I will be asked 'were you ever a slave?' or 'did you ever live under the colonial yoke?' No, I will say. 'Then why do you keep bringing this things up?' they say, 'after all, I never had no slaves, my country never had no colonies in Africa' Yes, true, but we keep bringing it up because the things we see around us keep reminding us of those days. Unfair trading practices remind us of colonialism, troops of African men shackled and under the gun of a 'white' man on horseback remind us of slavery, hearing about African Americans prevented from voting during the first Bush 'election victory' remind us of Jim Crow. The things we see sir/madam will not let us forget what you call history.
Speaking for myself, I do not hate 'white' people. I DESPISE the systems they serve but I do not hate them. Speaking generally, I will say Africans got enough reasons to hate 'white' people but, in the main we do not. How could we and still stand to live among them? How could we hate them and recieve them with hospitality in our countries and gatherings? Do these people who imply hatred as a motive of what some African says know what hate is? Just as harmony and a tranquil soul are the building blocks of love, so hatred is built on a lack of reason and is mostly expressed in ways that defy logic and follow no clear path (which is why the word 'blind' is often attached to it).
We Africans know that 'white' people HATE us because we look at the things they have done (and are doing) to us and we can see no reason for it. We have examined our ancestral memory and we can find no record of us ever attacking a peaceful community of these people. We have never enslaved them, abused them with sex, took thier lands and invented diseases to wipe them off the face of this Earth. So we know that what they are doing does not even have the excuse of revenge as a motive. This is how we know that we are hated and if anybody thinks that after realising this we will still stand by and let someone lecture us on the healing properties of love, then this somebody needs to get back on thier medication.
'Know your enemy, know yourself..' - Dead Prez.
Wisdom and Strength.
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