With all due Raspect to the I conscious Africans are trying to get away from ALL slave terms, including negro/negroid.
There is nothing like the sound of an ignorant white person calling you a negro with a definite sound of resentment as if it were spit while maintaining and lording a superior attitude. Acting as if you were a piece of manure that got stuck on his foot. If you have never had that experience at least one time in your life you will never never ever know how that word is offensive. Replace the word negro or negroid with a word like stupid and may only get a glimps of the picture. Even in old documentries about of people by intellectual whites when the term negroid was used it came across with such coldness and indifference that it would make Ones skin crawl. It would sound as if the announcer was speaking about a thing instead of African people.
Rootsie the I may not remember I but I have known of the I's works for a few years and I raspect them. However, there is no possible way that you could ever know how those words feel to Africans conscious enough to remove them from their vocabulary and uphold who wi truly are African. Finally at last wi know who wi are. Wi have been n*@@$rs, giggabows, darkies, crows, apes, monkeys, and negroes in the eyes of white people for years and years. When wi finally finally declared that wi were Black wi excepted that wi were African! There is no such thing as an African negro/negroid or a negro/negroid African. Wi are African regardless of what hue and where wi resided. AFRICAN AFRICAN AFRICAN
Your post was well meaning and I overstand that some feel the need to support Bantu-Kelani, however the true sentiments of these terms can not and should not ever be ignored. To support using those terms is incouraging backward motion...All Africans and Rastafari are moving farward in this iwah.
Blessed Love My Sistern
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