Re: Colorism: Harry Belafonte
Posted By: discipleofthenile In Response To: Re: Colorism: Harry Belafonte (rasi)
Date: Friday, 10 February 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Colorism: Harry Belafonte (rasi)
FIRST OF ALL...I WAS JOKING
But unfortunately, this is not a joking matter because it appears to be one of the continuing so-called "willie lynch" divisive tools.
It is true that colorism has positioned the darker on the bottom and the lighter on top. However it is important that we not alienate any person by characteristics other than their actions, otherwise we play right into the mindset of the divider and conquerer.
Red for bloods and blue for crips...boom, boom, boom...I KILL YOU, you are not wearing the right color.
If the first thing out of one's mouth is about a person's complexion, then the instillment of color/complexion as a qualifier is just as ingrained in one's mind as the enemy's usage of color/complexion as a qualifier is ingrained in his mind.
Just as the Euro has separated and raised the status of the light-skinned...we also separate when we crush the status of the light-skinned, just because they are light-skinned.
The use of colorism affirms the success of the psychological wedge inplanted in our thought process.
As with Kemet, why dung Kemet solely because caucasians revere and acknowledge it...it must stand on its own merits.
Let us not copy our oppressors.
We cannot claim injustice by others and then turn around and feel/do the same.
I would not feel any better being shot by a dark-skinned "real brother" black cop than a white cop.
men vs. women
Crips vs. Bloods
Diasporan vs. Indigenous
light vs. dark
christian vs. moslem vs. jew
dreads vs. baldies
and then there is:
white vs. black
...and white with a united mindset beats a divided people every time.
Hate light-skinned favoritism...not light skin.
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