If Garvey is a foundation of Rastafari, how do we dismiss his case by claiming Rastafari to be color-blind in the face of white supremacy and colonialism? Is this not watering down? Is this respectful? Why do we fight to not take the medicine that will require some active work on our part, why do we always need a teaspoon of sugar to coddle our egos?
"Ours the Right to Our Doctrine.
We must inspire a literature and promulgate a doctrine of our own without any apologies to the powers that be. The right is ours and God's. Let contrary sentiment and cross opinions go to the winds. Opposition to race independence is the weapon of the enemy to defeat the hopes of an unfortunate people. We are entitled to our own opinions and not obligated to or bound by the opinions of others.
- Marcus Garvey from "Negro World, 6 June 1925"
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