Re: The New Liberians
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: Re: The New Liberians (selassielive)
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2005, at 6:36 p.m.
In Response To: Re: The New Liberians (selassielive)
"We have more in common than we have different, yet we chose to focus on the difference."
This is a worthless comment.
We usually discuss many things we have in common. I have presented information to show how we all share a common African ancestry. I believe we agree on many points that are presented on the board. So focusing on the differences too is healthy and important. Focusing on Colorism is not the cause of division. The divisions were already there, so these discussions are about explaining some of the reasons there are divisions.
"Africans in the diaspora have not even resolved the problems they have with each other, yet they presume they are in a position to dictate the discourse of their relationship with Mother Africa."
You replied with:
"Neither has Afrikans on the continent. Self hatred in the form of tribal war is running rampant."
You appear to be pointing fingers like if karibkween said that continental Africans were above these issues. Your response does not invalidate or address karibkween's statement. The point is, with all the problems in Africa, Diasporan Africans cannot properly assist when they cannot resolve similar problems among themselves.
Karibkween also made what I consider to be a very important point.
I have no problem with help, but I happen to think that the "helpee" should determine the need and mode of the assistance, not the "helper."
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