i overstand what you are saying and i agree with 98% of what you are saying.
i have never attempted to be anything other than what i am.
To Sis Irijah:
Even if u have traces of black in you, according to your phenotype you are a white woman. So therefore as a white woman is this system u benefit from white privelege. Sis Kelani simply highlighted a very valid issue where ones like to gloss over race matter and act like it is not important to achieving spiritual ideals of Rastafari.
perhaps i have benefitted from what you say is white privelege
i kinda doubt it though
if you knew me you would know why i say this
i haven't lived with my family since i was twelve years old
i ran away from their oppression spending the nights in the top of a slide in a park until my friend told her mother and had her brother come find me.
not that that is that important....but every person in this life has a different story and perhaps one and ones should try and get to know each other on these machines a bit before casting stones
i have never really lived amongst caucasion people
black people, aside from my grandmother, have taught me most of what i know in this world
black people taught me about love
black people taught me about racism
black people taught me about stuggle
black people taught me how to wash dishes in hot water
black people taught me how to cook
black people taught me everything in this world that i know
black people taught me about men
anything important in this sis life, black people taught me
i lived for many years until recently in the south
if you put yourself in myself for just a minute you will see that i enjoyed no white privelege and that said whites hated me
i have been spit on
chased by the kkk
had crosses burned on my yard
called names that i will never repeat
had my life threatened
gone to jail for no apparant reason
so many things
it does not make me black and i have never attempted to try and be black
but i for one, have never enjoyed white privelege in my site
that is an assumption on your part ras
everyone is not the same just because they have white skin
and you were absolutely correct in saying that one and ones have to overstand and reason honestly
i have not had such horrific things done to me in recent years because i cling to my faith and pray and work quietly in the community.....and stay in my gates......only venturing out for work, doing works, community events and an occassional concert.
ras pidow once told me to just keep being me as by our works we are known...he reasoned that the only person we had to answer to was our GOD AND KING HIM HAILE SELASSIE I....so that is what i continue to do....just be me....there to lend a hand to whomever may need it.....there to do what ever works i am called to do
and i am sure that there are others as myself.....i am a worker bee.....never assumed that i could be a leader of my faith...never attempted to be......i am humbly Sis Irijah.
every time there is a post that speaks of things that ones don't want to hear the posts are picked apart and attacked with ACADAMIA.....where is humanity at
of course BLACK people were and still are oppressed....just because a one does not write as elegantly and so as you and some others does not mean that their heart and irit was not in the post when they wrote it.
it is a lot of nit picking going on here....nit pik nit pik nit pik
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