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    Rastafari: Correcting Misconceptions About the Rastafari Movement
    By Ras Tyehimba
    May 26, 2013

    The article, 7 Misconceptions About Rastas and the Rastafari Movement, by an anonymous writer aimed to clear up misconceptions of the Rastafari movement but instead, perpetuated even more misinformation. While there is some truth to what the author is getting at in terms of the doctrinal diversity of the movement, there were some disturbing aspects. The author acknowledges that "Rastafari is primarily a Black movement that seeks to reconnect Black people with their African roots and promote Black unity". But he/she seems to only state that as a doorway to proclaim: "Humanity is of the same origin; we are all one family. Rastafari seeks to unite all humanity together in love. Rasta is not exclusive."

    Certainly humanity in all its diverse manifestations is of the same origin. However, without addressing the history of what transpired after our common origins in Africa, and all the relations of power and privilege, then persons can easily take the reality of our common origins and reach distorted and dangerous conclusions that perpetuate and reinforce structures of domination. Without addressing the history of various relations of domination and subordination it is easy for people to jump from pointing out our common origins to making arguments for Whites Repatriating to Africa or Race Mixing to End Racism.

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    Rastafari: Caribbean Rastafari Organisation

    August 27, 2009

    Press Release

    The 13th Summit of the Caribbean Rastafari Organisation (CRO) Inc. concluded in Nevis on Tuesday 25th August following the election of officers to run the affairs of the regional body for the next three years.

    Bongo Wisely (Burnet Sealy) of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari of St. Lucia was elected Chairman, with Ras Iral Jabari of ICAR, Barbados as Co-Chair. Sisters Yejida Parry and Shelly Huggins of the One Love Rastafari Movement of Nevis were elected as Secretary and Assistant Secretary, while Sister Idesha Jackson of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was elected Treasurer with Ras David Sebastian of Trinidad & Tobago elected to the office of Assistant Treasurer. Outgoing Chairman, Ras Franki Tafari of Antigua and Barbuda will serve as the PRO of the organisation with Sister Ashaya of Guadeloupe appointed to serve as Assistant PRO.

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