"* Listen, there are yellow/brown/coffee-colored people who make the African race I know this. This is OUR people in all hues! However, light skinned (mixed race) people are always some reflection of "black people": in Rastafari, religion (j.e.s.u.s), in the media, etc. I feel that they are not a true representation of all blacks!
I hate the fact that most videos have skinny, extremely light skinned, Hispanic, or white girls...no dark skinned, kinky haired with big lips and big nose girls. You will never see them on TV unless itís on National Geographic or something. These albinos (Europeans and Arabs) try real hard to make black people "white." Too hard really! So, the image of black Nationalist movements should tend to have a full "negroid" African representation I think. Skin black as the night sky. "
I agree about the media portrayal of Afrikan people. If you black, step back...If you brown, stick around...If you white, you right.
As far as Rastafari not representing blackness and Afrika, I disagree. If you look a the foundation principles of Rastafari livity, then you will sight that the foundation is Afrika/Afrikans.
"We need to recognize it and make a conscious effort to do it. Because deep down in our people psyche, they seem to believe light skinned or white people are better! It makes me so sick to see handsome brothers marry or date uneducated, ugly, flat-chested, stinky, and obese white women in public because brothers are stupid and feel inferior. However, any Aryan retard wouldnít even marry a trailer trash white woman or date one in public because white men don't want them! It's jacked up. Most definitely. "
I agree that self hatred is running rampant in InI communities. But we have to be careful not to let that same self hatred erode InI very souls in the process.
"I think when those of us of the darker hue are able to be the leaders and images of our movements, on TV, and elsewhere the color albatross from around our people necks and seeing white or light as the epitome of everything that's good, smart, beautiful, and worthy (which it isn't) will stop. Then we will be able to stop the self hate! "
I agree what InI youth need to see postive reflections of themselves on TV/Media. I do not think that intensity of pigment should be the deciding factor. Afrikan culture and livity should be focused on instead of skin tone. If one is living upful and trying to uplift themselves and their Afrikan brothas and sistas, then I dont care if they are light brown or blue black.
"You asked: [ So according to your reasonings, it is not absolutely necessary to have a dark black Afrikan as the head of a Black Afrikan movement? ]
* It would be very attractive because like I said I like the black-blue color! But I know what your point is. "
Attractiveness and effectiveness are two different issues. I dont forshake a conscious brown skin brotha for a darker brotha who is not as informed just because he is darker. Ideally, it would be good to have a conscious dark Afrikan as the head. But InI cant live in the Ideal.
"You said: [ If this is the case, then I dont see what is so different about my reasonings on the matter. ]
* We donít agree because you think I somehow "hate" on light skinned or mixed race Africans. Itís a fallacy! "
You do hate on mixed raced Afrikans. Look how u disraspect Qedamawi Haile Selassie on this Rastafari forum. Even if you dont agree with what he stands for, you could at least refrain from insulting and disraspecting the Rastafari brothas and sistas on this forum who have an special affinity for Abbaba Jahnoi Haile Selassie.
Bottom line is that we will have no unity if we continue to divide each other on skin tone instead of merit. If a black man is beneficial to Afrikan liberation, then we should accept him. If he is detrimental to Afrikan liberation, then we should reject him. Regardless of melanin intensity.
Black wi black!!
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