With all due respect Bantu-Kelani, the topic that you have presented is a very relevant issue. However, like Djehuti (and I am sure many others who do not respond to your threads) I do not care for the terms negro or negroid. I was very aware of the times in which these words were used to define us and rejoiced greatly when wi as a people made a conscious effort to rebuke those terms. Personally, when I hear or read these terms my response is the same as the response Ones would have when fingernails are deliberately scratched on a chalk board. I feel strongly when they are used by whites who even now know better but it is a sign of failer in teaching our youth when I hear our youth use it to describe us.
So I ask you with all due respect for all Africans no matter what hue, no matter where they hail...please do not use negro or negroid to define our people.
May wi itinue to live, learn and grow in Rastafari
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