Re: Race defined
Posted By: Ras Heru In Response To: Re: Race defined (Leslie)
Date: Saturday, 26 August 2006, at 12:38 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Race defined (Leslie)
Peace leslie, and sorry i took so long to reply, i needed to gather my thoughts together.shall we proceed?:
"While I agree that African people were the first humans on the planet, I do not agree with your view that Africans are the only humans on the planet"
i will not answer this yet, because the reply before this goes hand in hand, so i will try to answer both in one reply.
“well according to my re-search, i found out that the word HUE signifies complexion,different shades, and so on.Therefore (and nature truly proves this point), the ONLY "race" of people are the Indigenous/Original man and wombman of the planet earth, the so called blackman wombman and child.Remember leslie, if we didnt do certain things, we would STILL be the only type on this planet earth.”
If, based on your definition of the word, “HUE-MAN”, that it is based on complexion, different shades etc, then a variety of races (all races) would fall into this category. It does not make them non-human or sub-human at all. Also, even if Africans are the “originals of this earth”, there are, because of evolution and race mixing different physical characteristics that are evident within the African race. These differences, in this era, are not “petty” because people relate to Africans based on these differences. Thus issues such as colorism are crucial, especially within the African community because we are treated/ treat each other based on them."
you made a striking point here, which i am comfortable with: "Thus issues such as colorism are crucial, especially within the African community because we are treated/ treat each other based on them." Thats the cream of the crop and needs no explanation.but im still concerened with your other thoughts within your reply such as:
"If, based on your definition of the word, “HUE-MAN”, that it is based on complexion, different shades etc, then a variety of races (all races) would fall into this category."
This is true....but one has to understand "how" those other variety of "races" got the phenotype and attributes of the original womb/man.I know it might sound harsh to say that the pale skin womb/man is not hue-man, but like you said, you dont really agree with my understanding of such a concept, becuase to me, those peoples that existed on this earth, who were NATURALLY blessed with the said, different shades, are hue-man.Im just trying to go along the lines of science.But,anyhow, i guess certain things had and have to happen for us to truly cee that we are ne....well....regardless of physical differences (example, san people and mandinkas might look different, but we r one).
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