One of the speakers threw a cold glass of what on the 'exiled' and like minded when he requested that they, "abandon them"...the cherokees that outed them..."just like you abandon the afrikan. You had no problem abandoning the afrikan so why all of a sudden you have a problem abandoning the cherokee. Turn your back on them too"
One thing that I spoke, that I agree with, is this misguided need to lump everyone together into some gumbo coalition. isn't it ironic that when
one hears some black social activist, that when they are making some kind of address, you hear "....people of color" or "blacks and browns" etc,
yet when latino activists' are speaking social/economically/politically, one hardly if ever hear them utter anything along the lines of 'people of color'.
Latinos speaking to the interest of latinos say something like 'the hispanic community' this or that. In relation: the same can be said about the japanese/chinese/koreans. <<<.Nothing wrong with at. In fact, its quit appropriate.
It is as if black folk find it rather 'offensive' to state 'black' by itself when dealing with matters concerning the black community.
Another speaker was reading about how in part it is about money. That this cherokee nation gets govt' money from the u.s. govt'
and money in the gambling industry totalling 26 billion dollars. They go on to say, as a result of these monies, that more black "freedmen"
may apply for membership to receive tribal money. Which played a roll in this cherokee nation making its 'constitutional' amendment that
person must have "cherokee blood" in order to be part of the tribe. But surely some these freedmens have cherokee blood, no?
In any event, this cherokee nation, has kicked them out and quite frankly, I don't know if it's the u.s. govt' power to much, if anything, about it.
One day, sooner rather than later afrikan people, it will all "make sense"...