Ras Tyehimba asked: "No one ever stated in the thread about who can't be rasta, so i do not know where u got this from."
Ras Adam replied: "Not in this thread overtly but implied and is is I believe the title of a thread somewhere on here saying whites can't be rasta. At least this bredrin comes out and states his racial bias in the open"
Well you Adam deliberately planted that distortion to imply much about the character of Africans on this thread. What is stated clearly on this thread is that Whites should NEVER be part of any Earthy African Repatriation movement. Whites, not even one, should ever benefit from funds or land set down for a Back to Africa Earth Based movement. To do this is to misuse the intention of such a movement, especially at a time when most Black Africans still suffer the effects of White Privileges and White (mostly male) Arrogance.
This African (Ayinde) deliberately keeps away from threads you start because of your narrow definition of Rasta that in my view is not in the best interest of all Africans, including Rastas. You cannot have privileges both ways. You are White in a White controlled system, and Black Africans have a definite right to challenge any controlling interest of Whites. That includes you and what I believe is your ongoing efforts to tarnish the characters of informed Africans on this site.
It is quite understandable that Black Africans embraced Rasta following the 30s with a Christian concept that was forced on them, and Blacks have traditionally used other concepts forced on them, and interpreted them in a way to give them some sustenance.
But your waving of the bible missionary style on this issue is something else. You are now doing it in an attempt to solicit support for what is a narrow-minded view of African concerns and of Rastas in general.
Trying to uphold a narrow definition of Rasta in the face of such widespread access to information is about your control indeed as another writer rightly pointed out. A wider truthful definition of Rasta takes into consideration our greater African history and incorporates more Africans, and this does not allow one narrow-minded set to take control. This to I is in all of our best interest.
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