" Posted By: Ras Rootka Zebulun
Date: Wednesday, 8 October 2003, at 6:17 p.m.
In Response To: Irie to see De I still here Rootka (Ninja Ras)
You know how I stay with this site Ninja Ras. Just can't get caught up with all this talk on Black & White, it's ridiculous to me. Not necessary in Rastafari, we are supposed to be teaching the people not tearing them down with all this prejudice talk. His Majesty taught us African Unity, but also Universal Unity, & that is what I must accept always. Selassie I. "
This is an excellent example of western arrogance at work! No, let's not talk about ALL the historical facts of slavery, colonialism, Apartheid and Jim Crow, how we Blacks didn't get to inherit the fruits of our ancestors' labor, whether as individuals or as communities while white, Arab, Jews people are reaping the material and social benefit of Black labor and Black communities.
NO LET'S NOT TALK "ancient history" Jim Crow was still a FACT of life up until very recently, and how Black people are still being targeted for enslavement in the prison/industrial complex, let's not talk about it!!
The very fact that so many western so-called Rastafarians live in a white dominated racist society, and are functionally immune to its racism, creates arrogance/insensitivity. The fact that most of them I suppose whites or near whites are not targeted for police scrutiny and arrest based on their skin color and the fact that their community isn't classed as "sub culture" is white privilege indeed!
Romantic, delusional white, near white folks well-groomed supremacists are living under the illusion that we live in some kind of meritocracy, a colorblind world or anything resembling. Ah! Eurocentrism again, the most glaring insensitivity of white male privilege has been demonstrated.
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