"Unlike many people of Afrikan descent, I am blessed to know EXACTLY where I come from in Afrika. I am blessed to be able to speak my original language and practice my original religion/spirituality. I have absolutely no Jewish heritage (no native american heritage either) and still I feel that all Black people are the beloveds of God. I don't need the Bible, Quran, or any other non-Afrikan document to identify me as one of God's Beloveds. God could have started humanity anywhere on Earth that He chose, but He gave Black people the crown and the task of spreading humanity to all corners of the globe. The same is true for those Afrikans claiming to be "moors"...I don't come from anywhere near North Afrika and anyway the Moors were conquerors who forced their religion and way of life on innocent people...which was NEVER the way of West Afrikans. I am proud that we come from a people who, regardless of whatever little squabbles existed between them, were happy to let their neighbors worship God in their own way."
I'm white so maybe it's none of my business, but I'm glad you said it. Some black people in the diaspora seem determined to link their heritage to North Africa, North-East Africa or the Middle East, instead of being proud of West African cultures such as the Ashanti, Yoruba, Ibo etc from whom they are directly descended. In a slightly similar way, some of my fellow whites talk of "our Christian roots" when in fact our roots are pagan not Christian.
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