Re: Light Skin Ruling Ethiopian Elite
Posted By: Ras Tyehimba In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (empress afrique)
Date: Sunday, 3 October 2004, at 10:41 a.m.
In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (empress afrique)
must of what u have to say is valid, however you made a statement that says: "HIM's commitment to destroying feudalism and his success in doing it produced the Dergues who went on to topple him. In do doing HIM and the empress fostered equality amongst all of the people in Ethiopia a great example for the entire continent and it's children in the diaspora."
HIM Selassie did not manage to foster equality amongst all people in Ethiopia. In fact, indigenous Ethiopians such as the Oromo have legitimate experiences of oppression at the hands of the lighter skinned ruling elite, the Amhara, and this continues to this very day. The Amhara are the socially and culturally dominant group in Ethioipia even though they are the numerical minority.Amharic is classified as an Ethiosemitic language is the official Ethiopian language has been an important factor in the Amharization
of other ethnic groups through its required use in schools and government offices.
Though Selassie did certain works, as far as i am concerned he was not sensitive to the oppression of Darker Ethiopians, and with the continued dominance of the light skin elite, there was never no real equality.
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