RAS TAFARI GREETINGS!
FIRSTLY,JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, EXACTLY WHICH PART OF THE CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT BLACKS ARE JUST 3/5 HUMAN? I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT AMERIKKKA'S FOLLY WAS TO WRITE A CONSTITUTION AND NOT UPHOLD IT. I REMEMBER A RECORDED VOICE FROM MY PAST THAT I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE SPEAKER WAS QUOTING THE CONSTITUTION OR THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.IT SOUNDED, TO ME, SOMETHING LIKE THIS: "Amerikka is... essentially a dream. It is a dream of a land where all men, are created equal. We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men, are crested equal!"
SECONDLY, GOING BACK TO THE TOPIC OF THE THREAD, THIS MORNING I THOUGHT I SHOULD TRY TO CLARIFY MY RECENT POST: I WAS TRYING TO STRESS THAT youths ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD ADDRESS ADULTS USING A TITLE AND THE SURNAME EG. MR SO AND SO. COLLOQUIAL SPEECH TENDS TO ADDRESS ADULTS BY THEIR SURNAME ONLY BUT THAT CAN STILL BE ACCEPTABLE. I MAN ENJOY WRITING AND OFTEN TIMES LIKE WHEN I AM WRITING NOTES I FIND THAT I WANT TO JUST SKIP THE TITLE AND USE THE SECOND NAME. THIS MIGHT STILL BE ACCEPTABLE (WHAT DO THE I'S THINK, BOBO KWAME?) SINCE I AM NOW AN ADULT N\MYSELF. THEN YOUTHS WHO MIGHT READ MY WRITINGS MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO ADDRESS THEIR ELDERS BY THE SURNAME WHICH IS ALSO NOT GOOD. THAT IS EVEN UNCOMFORTABLE FOR AN ADULT (OVER 20) ADDDRESSING SOMEONE MUCH OLDER ON OF A DIFFERENT GENERATION, SEEN?
ONE MORE THING. HERE IN BOTSWANA, ON THE DOMESTIC SCENE I ALWAYS FIND IT BETTER NOT TO ADDRESS SUCH AS MY ELDER SISTER BY THEIR FIRST NAME ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN WHO ARE STILL LEARNING TO SPEAK AND MIGHT JUST START CALLING THEIR DADDY JOHN!
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