Re: The Legacy of the Brown Paper Bag
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: Re: The Legacy of the Brown Paper Bag (Masimba Musodza)
Date: Saturday, 22 October 2005, at 8:11 a.m.
In Response To: Re: The Legacy of the Brown Paper Bag (Masimba Musodza)
For someone who is outspoken on this board, you seem rather ignorant of Black African issues.
"What is patronising is the assumption many media people make that African audiences are not ready to see African people on the screen"
~ I never came across any media person making the assumption that 'African audiences are not ready to see African people on the screen'. This is NOT the reason dark-skinned Blacks are not represented or given more/better roles in the media. I am not even suggesting dark-skinned Black Africans should be placed on "the screen" - owned by Whites, as a means of correcting Colorism.
Try to get informed on Racism and Colorism. Read a variety of books on Racism and Colorism, research other views on the Internet, then reason with others who are knowledgeable and can share the REALITIES of Racism and Colorism.
If what you stated was true (and it is not) then you would have spelt out a case for paternalism.
"Being dark skinned myself, I must say in all fairness I have never had any problems because of my colour."
~ You may have meant: In all fair-skinned-ness (fairness) you never have any problems because of your colour.
In my view, you have a shady anti-Black African motive for stating that you are dark-skinned Black while claiming that you never had any problems because of your colour. I believe your mission on this board was to align with better informed Black Africans with the intention to undermine legitimate Black African concerns from that vantage point. You have failed thus far.
Anyone following who you claim to be certainly should be suspicious from the tales you tell. Now it could all be true, that you are dark-skinned Black ... from a royal family or a dynasty ... you touched an Arc of The Covenant and saw its powers ... etc. However, I do not believe you, and it is useless for you to try to convince I otherwise.
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