Re: Barbados: White Rasta director of African Affa
Posted By: AaronJudah2003 In Response To: Re: Barbados: White Rasta director of African Affa (yan)
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2004, at 5:08 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Barbados: White Rasta director of African Affa (yan)
This issues that you now raise are different. The original post took issue with this man's color. People are calling him white. I don't see it and neither do others.
If the issue is political manipulation w/out women and others being given the opportunity for consideration (which it was not) than I see your point.
As far as never meeting a brown person who doesn't take advantage of white privilege, maybe that is your experience. However, that is why most of the black movements sidetrack and become ineffective. Willie Lynchism.
I've read alot of articles and information from this and I work very hard at gathering accurate information. One thing that I know for sure, if Barbados keeps up this vibe, they will go nowhere. Just like a lot of other Black movmements and organizations. They don't know how to appreciate one another, so they fall apart.
I'm not saying love and hug all white people, but I am saying that a lot of black people become fixated on hues and suffer from arrested development. It never fails that those blacks who complain the most about hues amongst themselves are the ones who contribute the least to the movement.
NOI, Black Panthers, certain RasTa organizations, Hebrew Israelites, UNIA, etc. These organs elevated above the infantile hue issue and overcame a lot of obstacles. These hue-fixaters will take the movement down with them. And they won't care enough about all black people to grow up and deal with the issue in a socially/psychologically responsible way.
This phenomenon never fails. Black people cry about their lack of power and representation and then when they achieve some success on this front, they cry because he/she is not Black, Blacker, Blackest. They are brainwashed and don't want to change.
How can you respect yellow Haile Selassie I and hold this Black, Blacker, Blackest view? I read this site for more years, but I know I'm not the one that is asleep or doesn't understand.
Shame on Barbados.
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