Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent
Posted By: selassielive In Response To: Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent (Bantu-Kelani)
Date: Monday, 27 February 2006, at 3:06 p.m.
In Response To: Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent (Bantu-Kelani)
There you go again Kelani with your assumptions:
"I think you are a multiracial and you speak for the "multiracials." It should make sense since you apologize for light skinned or mixed blacks for so long...???"
My mother is black and my father is black. My grandmothers and grandfathers are black. So I dont know about the multiracial thing. Maybe I need to do what oprah and chris tucker did.
But does it have to come down to that? Proving that I have no percentage of European genes anywhere down my lineage no matter how far?
Would it be ok then for Iman to lead a group of black youths? How about adults?
"At this point and time multiracials are the minority in the black race, meaning pure blacks are the majority!
Yet sadly, I see many black people (like you) who seem to fight white people, white supremacists/racists be content to see that as a normal "BLACK" Mariah Cary, Halle Berry, and Alicia Keys! But they are not truly black, and their thin lips, straight nose, light brown/beige skin hue, slender physiques and such they have focus my attention."
I dont sight those people as black because they dont even sight themselves as black. Blackness is much more than coal black skin. I know that here in America, they will discriminate against you if you are brown or light brown. The only reason these ones u mentioned are valued in todays time is because they are making money for the people who are pimping them. And, since they know that the majority of Black people in America are brainswashed, they know that most black people will accept them as their own...regardless if they identify with the black struggle or not.
I personally will call a light skin a house negro as well as a blue black person a house negro if there actions justify it.
"HMMMM....this is what we should look like. If we are dark-skinned we should step back because we are not getting a job, they got the new negro look now! Halle hangs out with white men, Mariah sleeps with anyone. This is the plan by the white man! This is an example of how white people change the physical qualifications (physical features/factors associated with being a black person) as to who is a black person and who is not a black person every single day! That’s why I am no longer baffled and surprised when I see you say the thing you say.."
I am aware of these Kelani. I just am not going to lump every brown and light brown person in the mix without even knowing where they are coming from.
"I tell you something... LIGHT skinned multiracial people are darn not close to be "BLACK." A bi-racial person with Semitic (Arab) facial features is not BLACK (cf. the ruling and Solomonoid His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, who was proud of his "Semitic" origin... so why the hell should the African/the pure black celebrate H.I.M???.....). A racially mixed person with 98.5% non-black blood and 1.5% is not BLACK. I am sure you get my point. Most of these LIGHT skinned multi-racial people are used to destroy black progress. We need to very clear on how the media uses them!"
True about the media representations. But I am a Rastafarian who upholds Qedamawi Haile Selassie as an Afrikan man regardless if you feel otherwise. I am not getting into the breaking down of the percentage of genes though. I think it is a shame when we have to resort to percentages of Afrikan genes to see if a leader is qualified. Blackness is much more than percentages in I opinion.
"There is nothing dumb about the way brother Ayinde & I think for we have over 450 years of reason to think the way we do....."
I have neither called you or Ayinde "dumb"...nor implied it. I just said that I disagree. The two of you are valued contributors to this forum. But I have I own mind and decide things for Iself.
"You need to understand what multi-racial people are used for, to reinforce racism as adults. They are weapon which whites possess to destroy our genetic coding/DNA/semen; this is one of the best ways to bring whites to prominence worldwide! Most of multiracial people were raised by white mothers and believe me they don't tell them nothing about back liberation. They tell them, "we are the world, we are the children blah blah blah, you have the best of both worlds," while back folks are sent down the drain. This is absolutely correct selassielive, indeed."
You must OVAstand that genetically, AFrikan characteristics are dominant. So how will the european be able to wipe us out genetically? They are the ones afraid of genetic annihilation...hence white supremacy.
And you are correct about house negroes being used against InI. The Jungle Fever post gave and excellent description with the "buffer class".
"I grew up in a mental slavery household; I believed all Africans were equals & had no colors! But in fact generally people around me were not interested in dating African individuals with dark chocolate in color big lips and noses. I saw contradiction and that is so freaking sad! I've seen it so much that I consider it to be cliché. From Africa to the Caribbean our people don’t know they are a product of slavery (no)! It makes me want to only focus on black people with dark-skin, kinky hair, big lips, and noses, the so-called “unattractive” people... I only want to raise them, I admit it!"
So because you had bad experiences as a youth, you are going to reject other black people because you were rejected by them?
With no more cause than your personal experiences? Do u sight that as a wise thing to do?
"Are you scared of them?? Because it’s the way you make me feel."
Well Kelani, you are responsible for your own feelings. That is not my job.
I will answer your sarcastic question with a resounding, NO!
Give thanks Kelani.
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