Posted By: selassielive In Response To: Re: ???!!!!!!!!!! (Eja)
Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2005, at 2:23 p.m.
In Response To: Re: ???!!!!!!!!!! (Eja)
You are correct. You did not say anything specifically about beauty.
I have been posting and reading comments about this so much lately that I did get u confused.
It was Bantu Kelani who mentioned "beauty" specifically.
But you did allude to it when u said:
"What is wrong with suggesting that if we are going to have a figurehead, then it should be one that looks like the majority of us?"
Obviously a figure head would be someone u respect and admire. S/he would be glorious in your sight. You would love her/him and s/he would be a beautiful thing in your eyes.
My fault on that.
I think I may hold a different stance because I was born and raised in the states. You come across many more brown/light brown Afrikans than very, very dark Afrikans....the products of massa sleeping with InI ancestors in America.
By brownskin I mean a caramel or bronze color.
So I have come to love all the shades of blackness, which is what I see on a regular basis.
But I will say that if I could only put one picture in the dictionary under "black person," I would not put someone like Colin Powell there. I would put someone that epitomizes an Afrikan, as far as skin tone, like Clarence Thomas.
But that is not to say that I am saying that black people of lighter shades are not still black.
It would be just a general representation.
Because you cant forget the mindstate...
Because Colin and Clarence are sellouts in my opinion....
Clarence even more so.
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