John Heinrik Clarke......
Posted By: karibkween In Response To: Re: ??? (Bantu-Kelani)
Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2005, at 2:04 p.m.
In Response To: Re: ??? (Bantu-Kelani)
On the "Million man March"
"I have a problem with any kind of March for our liberation that leaves out 1/2 the mentality of our people. The women....if they have no honorable place in your liberation then your liberation is not worth the fight.
You can have no family, no continuum; you cannot even continue your name without that connection...There is more to a revolution than fist pumping and marching. What we have is Showbiz liberation."
You can add to that self-promotion and you have a complete understanding of why I believe that this generation of Black/African men is lost. They have been pacified by religion and commercialism. They have not utilized the tools left to them by the revolutionaries of the previous generation, many of whom died for their cause.
It is now up to us, Black-African women to raise the Phoenix from the ashes.
Many of the males on this forum are comparing the betrayal of their legacy with the fact that some African women couple with white men. Despite the fact that this occurs to a much lesser extent and usually because of some irreparable mental damage inflicted on the sister by a brother.
When America's favorite Black comedian, Chris Rock, can sight as a reason for the failure of a marriage, the fact that both parties are Black or African-American you know we are in serious trouble. Although, to his credit he was not affected such anxieties when it came to choosing a mate.
It matters not where we currently reside, we are first and foremost Africans, and as women that connection is much more unyielding than that of our men, many of whom can only connect to their roots through their mothers.
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