It’s interesting how everyone focused on Blackify and Africanize to the negation of the “erect your own shit from your own culture for your own interest,” segment of the statement.
People are proving my point as they try to dispute it. I’m not asserting that Black Christians, Atheist, LGBTQs, etc. don’t exist; I’m asserting that the people in all of these groups have failed to erect their own Black agendas, from within their own culture, in our collective interests.
You have Black Feminist appealing to the White Feminist movement for recognition of Racism, and other challenges that Black women face that the larger Feminist ignore or downplay, and that White Feminist profit from. Black Gays have been left in the dust as the GRM has called “mission accomplished,” and move on to being just White again.
We keep joining other people’s movements and fighting to recognition within those movements.
You can disagree with me but the history and the current state of the world support my assertion; everywhere you find Africans in relation to Races and Nationalities we are on the bottom, in the US, Latin America, and even Africa! This is in large part because we always diffuse and confuse our issues and movements, and every other group can pick our peope off to fight for their shit, as our specific issues go unaddressed.
The HBCUs orient their students to elevate within the White systems and economies, not to independently create and cultivate an African economy, Black Muslims have done more to advance Islamic and Arab Nationalism than Pan-Africanism; oh, and Fuck Mansa Musa and his Mecca pilgrimage; he ain’t one of my African heroes.
I ain’t saying you shouldn’t be who are are, or believe what you believe, but if you don’t recognize the state of your Race, and your obligation to your Race, and you fail to marry your individual self to the larger African struggle and community, then you will find yourself a guest in the home of your oppressor begin for better accommodation; thus Africanizing and Blackfying White Shit.
We are not under Global Oppression for so many generations by accident, we have to construct a better analysis and formulate and enact better plans of actions and protocols.
When ever we embrace any ideology or movement that is not an exclusively Black or Pan-African our first question should be: “What does this shit mean to me and what will my people get outta this struggle?"
Look how many movements and ideologies we’ve joined that we entered on the bottom of the Socioeconomic pile, and we came out the other side still on the bottom of that pile; accept, understand, and apply the lessons history has to teach us Black people.
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