I am so sick an tired of seeing black people on TV, hold their lips in to make them appear thin. then they sit there with thin lips, trying to appear non-threating. my God I swear integration was the absolute worse thing that could have happened to our people. I can’t think of…
They do not integrate with us in Africa, but they want you to integrate with them in their countries. When a person talk to me about integration my brain automatically switch off, then engage the fighting mode! Integration in the white man land means “shut the f*** up & be grateful for what we allow you to do or have.”
"Have you forgot what MLK died for??"" Ehhhh this is what he actually said late in his life "In reflecting on my fightings for integration I think I integrated my people into a burning building".
When UPN (colloquially called “underpaid negroes”) was a station in America, White folk were not watching it. They did studies on White television habits and Black television habits. White folk were not watching “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” “Sister, Sister” or “The Hughleys,” but Black folk were watching “American Idol,” “Law and Order,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” kwk.
White folk do not integrate with Black folk. Black folk the only folk integrating. White folk did not go to Azania and adopt a communal village life. White folk did not go to Nigeria and mold exquisite gold works. White folk did not go to Zimbabwe and lengthen or strengthen the great wall. White folk never integrated with Black folk. White folk don’t even watch our television. White people tell you—“if we portrayed XYZ as Black White folk would not watch it.” And this goes for every other people. Arabs (who are White too) put it in their religion (Islam) that dancing is forbidden. So an Arab definitely not going to integrate with Black folk. And China (who are White too—look how pale they are) now creeping up in Africa ain’t going there for the culture!
We the only people who look outside of ourselves for ourselves. Nigeria makes more movies than America, yet folk sitting up whining about American films. Again, “Nigeria makes more movies than America, yet folk sitting up whining about American films.” Then we talk about we don’t like integration or White folk. Well if the folk watching their TV, going to their movies, reading their books, participating in their culture say they don’t like integration or White folk, they must hate separation and Black folk. ‘Cause it’s 2014 and they still acting like the White man is the beginning and end of everything.
“Nigeria makes more movies than America, yet folk sitting up whining about American films.”
I thought it was important to state it one more time.
Black people are so scared to care about themselves…
It seems Black folks use & identify with terms like poc, woc, and minorities because they are so afraid to be called racist or making anyone uncomfortable. Most of us don’t want to put forth energy to actually care & work only on the Black community which is the only community they’re responsible for helping.
We went from caring about everybody including white folks to caring about everybody except for white folks.
How is that progress?
Your name change caused me to think about the African diaspora in a general sense. I wonder how valid the argument is that any claim from Black people to an African nation is appropriation: because we don't actually have current and active connection to the current events and culture of that country. It's a frustrating argument because Black people are often seen as aliens and disenfranchised in their "new" lands. Just contemplating aloud for input.
I’m in complete agreement with you and I also am frustrated as in many ways African American culture is up for grabs to everyone without very little dispute. However, when African Americans attempt to claim any parts of Africa we are very quickly reminded that we are her bastard children.
My feelings are hurt by all of this honestly. But I also understand where it is appropriation as well as I’m not sure exactly where my ancestors are from.
I feel that black people with any non immediate ties to african ancestry often face a tightrope walk of not being desired where ancestors may have been taken to once they left or were stolen from Africa. Then, also not being desired by Africa now that we do not have tangible ties to her other than the undeniable proof found in our features and the documentation that some slaves or free people were distributed around the world.
As a person who was born, grew up & lived in many different COUNTRIES in Africa, I am asking you to take your name back.
Let’s drop the borders imposed to us since the Berlin conference, & let’s see who can claim a country or tribe…
I always consider myself lucky because I was born in a village where people told me history the way it happened without science fiction.
City people, people with Western education will always find things to say to make you feel bad about your africanness. Most of them have that complex of inferiority.
Who’s a real Ghanaian, Congolese, Senegalese, Togolese, Rwandese, Gambian, Sudanese & more… People from Ivory Coast know the tight history they have with the Ghanaian, Southern African with DR Congo, Rwanda & the DR Congo, Angola with the Congo ect… We don’t know where we exactly came from ourselves within Africa (with all the mix in our blood) so why should we reserve a harsh treatment for our brothers & sisters kidnapped from the motherland ?!?!?? I can elaborate more if there’s a chance to make you change your mind. I don’t usually swear but f*** their borders, pick a land & go live there. Tribes people are welcoming !!!
"i don’t usually like women with tattoos but-"
shut the fuck up your opinion is invalid
But howcome men cant express their preferences and what they don’t like? This isn’t cool.
Get over yourself. We all have preferences!
YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SEE A DARK SKINNED AFRICAN WOMAN BEING CALLED BEAUTIFUL IN THE AMERICAN MEDIA.
Tokenism should be celebrated? Not!
As an African, the sister is beautiful. But like I said, she’s African. Beauty isn’t a rarity for Africans. Only when you rely on another people to decide you’re beautiful is when you have problems.
We gotta stop jumping when they throw us a bone!
^^^^^^^This right here. Hit it right on the nail.