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    Pan Africanism : A challenge for Zuleilah2

    You said...You are well versed in the problems that exist in Africa, and with the troubled relationships between African Americans & Africans throughout the Diaspora. However to encounter negative news about Africans (or any other black people), all one has to do is read the paper or watch the...
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    Pan Africanism : Reparations: What About the Sellers?

    You said...What impact do you see this knowledge having on the behavior of African Americans today in terms of addressing racism and oppression? Do you see value in using a different approach as Africans take a "more honest look" at African history? And, if so, what would that different...
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    Pan Africanism : afrocentric quotes, hopes & notes

    "The past is what makes the present coherent, and the past will remain horrible for exactly as long as we refuse to assess it honestly." (James Baldwin)
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    Pan-Africanism : Tensions Increase Between US-Born African Americans and Black Immigrants

    The fabric of America is changing, with the influx of Black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa into African American communities. In the 1950’s and ‘60’s, AAs considered themselves a united community fighting for the right to live in America as first-class citizens. That perception...
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    Pan Africanism : Reparations: What About the Sellers?

    You said...But if there is an argument that can be made that points to the fact that Africans willfully and knowingly sold Africans to Europeans into slavery and not servitude, then I'd like to see someone make the distinction. Is simply saying that Africans sold other Africans into slavery...
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    Pan Africanism : afrocentric quotes, hopes & notes

    "When I'm traveling around the country, I use my real Muslim name, Malik Shabazz. I make my hotel reservations under that name, and I always see the same thing I've just been telling you. I come to the desk and always see that 'here-comes-a-Negro' look. It's kind of a reserved, coldly tolerant...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    Brief summary... Should the African descendants of slave traders (sellers) pay reparations to the African descendants of those enslaved (slaves)? If the call of reparations targets Europe and America, then why leave out Africa? Such a call would put public pressure on any government...
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    Pan Africanism : Reparations: What About the Sellers?

    Rewind: Quote: You said…You are implying that African participation in the TransAtlantic Slave trade was just as damaging as US & European involvement. Z: No, I’m not. Please reread my initial post. You said…I've read your initial post, and that is exactly what you are saying. Don't...
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    Pan Africanism : afrocentric quotes, hopes & notes

    It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness *(awareness of the “two-ness” of being “an American and an African-American), this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 6 You said…Also, what kind of liberation struggle is it when the revolutionaries are seeking the assistance of their captures? Malcolm said something very similar about Dr. King’s march on washington. If we’re marching hand and hand with those who are responsible for our discontent, then we...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 5 You said… Sister or Brother, there are certain truths and realities that simply cannot be disputed. That the situation of all Africans, at home and disparate, will not improve without a common interest and singular focus is one such notion. Z: What truths? What realities? You...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 4 You: I am not so short-sighted and callous as to suggest that the daily lives of Africans at home and disparate are unimportant, or that the complexity of our multiple realities can be reduced. But it must be understood that this grass-roots method of progress is in fact nowhere known to...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 3 You said…It seems that our basic disagreement is the level at which major sociopolitical changes occur. You suggest that Africans, and on the Continent particularly, must address a myriad array of disparate issues as prerequisite to a singular African purpose. This method, though, is...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 2 You cite…2. Malicious self-interest at the expense of the supposed beneficiary. And go on to say…Documented history has taught us that nearly every interaction between the Continent and the white world has ultimately resulted disadvantageously for Africa. How a three-thousand year...
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    Africa : A New Africa

    P. 1 Note: Since your responses are a bit detailed, I will respond to them in different postings. You said…What I'm against is not the notion of assistance itself - no organism can exist without the persistent help of other living things. Since this is true, the most pressing questions...
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