Again the word “Negroid" is an ANTHROPOLOGICAL term, and "Negro" is just a derivative of the word "Negroid". The word “Negro” is also a SPANISH translation of the word “Black”. Notice, I NEVER used the word “Nigger” in a derogatory sense!! There are indeed two "N" words, but the word “Negroid” is not as derogatory it was/is the name for the three major races of humankind, namely Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid, to use your choice. With these explanations, I find it interesting you still consider this term SO offensive….
I could UNDERSTAND why black people as Africans and black people in general could be offended by my use of the anthropological term “Negroid” as it is linked to (but NOT!) the cruel and callous word “Nigger” that has been use to vilify us the world over. However, I still think this offence ILLOGICAL as no matter the term we use Black, Negro, Negroid, African, Afro, Dalits, Untouchables, Aboriginal, Ethiopoid or Congoid we will still face the reality of race/color exploitation and oppression that does 'Justice' to the politics of white men or white women in this world. The truth of the matter is we are just a bunch of "Niggers" in their eyes ANYWAY! I THINK IT’S MORE IMPORTANT WE FIND OUT ABOUT WHO WE REALLY ARE REGARDLESS OF ANY RACE OR ETHNIC TERMINOLOGY THEY/WE USE TO DESCRIBE US.
I DON’T THINK YOU LOOSE YOUR AFRICAN ANCESTRY AND IDENTITY BY CHOOSING TO REFER YOURSELF AS A “NEGROID” PERSON. A REAL BLACK AFRICAN IS ONE WHO REMEMBERS HIS/HER HERITAGE AND WHAT THAT REPRESENTS AS AFRICAN! IT IS ONE WHO KEEPS IT’S INDIGENOUS IDENTITY AND DEFEND IT NO MATTER WHAT. IDENTITY AND ANCESTRY IS ONLY LOST WHEN YOU DON’T REMEMBER YOUR HISTORY AND CULTURE! WHICH IS NOT MY CASE. THEREFORE I’M NO SLAVE. I KNOW WHO I AM!
Our Independence and true sense of IDENTITY don’t even depend on whichever ETHNIC NAMETAG we choose for ourselves! Our PRIDE and AUTONOMY is knowing who we are and being PROUD of it that guide us to Truth, forces us to CONVICTIONS and inspire us to ACTION!! I know I am proud of my Indigenous language LINGALA and ancestral culture. I know I am proud of my real name MAFUTA-KELANI, which are traditional names of the BADUNDU people in CONGO. I Know I am very proud of my kinky hair, dark-skinned and broad features when society is influencing me to be dissatisfied with them…
IT'S LOGICAL TO REFER YOURSELF WITH ANY TERM OF YOUR CHOOSING AS LONG AS YOU THINK, SPEAK, WRITE AND ACT WITH PRIDE, KNOW AND RESPECT YOUR NATIVE TRADITIONS! IF YOU ARE PROUD OF YOUR BLACK RACE YOU NEVER ACT LIKE A SLAVE, YOU ALWAYS BEAUTIFULLY! We are more than Black, African, Aboriginal, Congoid or Ethiopoid or whatever you want to categorize us. We are more than terminology, which is that's what I’ve been trying to make people understand. Being proud of our African ROOTS is the NOLEST conduct. Our Culture lies BEYOND terminologies. HOW does that make me less of an African????? HOW does that make a slave and IGNORANT???
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