Well I in turn find your response were odd indeed. First of all the topic is speaking about repatriation and not voluntary resettlement. I think every poster has agreed that anyone can resettle where they choose but that whites cannot and should not benefit from the repatriation movement, which specifically involves AFRICAN PEOPLE DISPLACED THROUGH THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE.
I have found in my observations of peoples response to topics like these, that those who most claim that colour does not matter, (usually whites) or that there are more important things to discuss, or who decides the manner in which Africans are to improve are quite arrogant and have questionable motives. They seem to believe that they have some ideal blueprint for African redemption and that they more than anyone else know the ideal way to solve the problems of African people. Well I very much doubt that any African anywhere on the continent or those in the Diaspora need a white person to tell them how to solve their problems or what is important for them to discuss. We know how things work and we see very clearly the racism and false motivations of many whites who go to Africa to “save black people” Oh indeed, I do give a damn about the color of people who claim to support the cause, and I do give a damn about their level of awareness and not just the ‘good works’ that some can claim they are doing.
As I said in an earlier post, there is no way that I can support any whites financially that claim to support repatriation. And in this same vein I will not support financially any whites that establish groups or movements of their own instead of devoting their time to black groups to let them solve their own problems. Blind acceptance of supposed ‘help’ from any and everybody is indicative of the same ‘hippie’ ‘everything is everything’ attitude that is very typical of those who again would like to either control something that is not their place to control, or who would simply like to assuage guilt but not bring about justice.
We do not want any white saviors going into Africa feeling that they know best or can best help to solve African issues. We have enough of that with the missionaries. There are indigenous African groups doing their own work on the continent and others in the Diaspora doing the same. It is them who will get my support any day.
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