Re: whites + repatraition
Posted By: kristine is not on bs In Response To: whites + repatraition (ras adam simeon)
Date: Sunday, 18 April 2004, at 4:24 p.m.
In Response To: whites + repatraition (ras adam simeon)
ras adam states
"I will keep doing my works and letting that speak for me. people have prejudged ideas about who i am, what i do, and what my "agenda" is. The thing about the internet is that most people have no idea who they are typing to. who knows if people are who they say the are even if they post photos, who's to say that's them? It's hard to know people from reading a few things they have typed. I have met a handfull of online rasta folks all positive experience. Hopefully peoples negative opinion of me or white rastafarians won't spurn them from helping out the Shashamane Land Grant school. your co-worker" ras a
This statement speaks directly to the narrow minded perception you have as to what the real needs are from white people regarding Ethiopia and Africa as a whole. You focus on Ethiopia and disregard the fact in creating this zion so many white rastas speak of never expressing how the white supremist system which is the predominant deterrent still exists and is not being dealt with by white people as a whole. As Rootsie pointed out as an educator, with access to make a difference in this very system, it seems to me this would be a duty to focus on. After all, do you really think these problems are just going to go away without being addressed? Instead you state
"yet i hear no cry when black folks sugested it was whites duty to go to europe and cure the white race of racism." Did you ever consider those that actually hear this statement, know it is the truth and do their best to act on it.No need to cry foul on this message.
"I know that in America most public libararies and community centers have free comptuer use and there are tone of free website providers out there so hopefully the internet won't be a class priviledged affair as much as it has been."
Gee now there is a resource that can be utilized by everybody, if you have computer skills to begin with, and the time to take out from your 2 or 3 jobs to make the trip to the library to use their computers. And of course the fact that the majority of white people don't have to do this as most already have computers will make the wait at the library that much less irritating. I do wonder what those outside of the U S are supposed to do. Oh I know they will remain the silent oppressed while those with access set the priorities, all from the comfort of their home.
"if you heed the words of its namesake tafari makonnnen you will know he licked out against racial discrimination" I see you still have it backwards as to what he was trying to do.
In my humble opinion just this few selections of your more recent words, randomly chosen, show you as a perfect example of covert white racist arrogance that needs so desperately to be addressed by fellow white people.
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