Black People : Are You REALLY proud of your African heritage?

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  1. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I always hear black folks talk about how "black and proud" they are. But those same people will turn around and demonize African culture (Isese, Vodun, etc), or worse yet, they will completely disassociate themselves with Africa and cling to some other people's culture like those folks that claim "we are the original Jews," or that "Islam is the Black man's religion."

    Even in the conscious and Afrocentric communities, people are rabidly obsessed with KMT, Kush and Nubia, as if their much more recent and much more direct ancestors didn't produce great wonders in Dahomey, Ghana, Kongo, Mali and Oyo.

    Why are we so afraid of our heritage?

    We are descendants of West and West-Central Africans. Why isn't that enough for us to be proud of?

    Why are so quick to jump all over East, North and Southern Africa claiming everything from Ethiopia to the Zulus?

    What is so wrong with West and West-Central Africa?
     
  2. Asomfwaa

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    Few of us are aware of the greatness of Africa or its wholeness. We're no more West Africa than East Africa; figuratively speaking, the West moved East and the East moved West.
     
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    :10500: do i have to pass a 'proud' test or something?
     
  4. Knowledge Seed

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    There was not a single soul that arrived on the shores of North America that didn't have at least several thousands of years of ancestry in West or West-Central Africa, so your "figurative" argument is baseless.
     
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    Yes you do James. You require us to pass a blackness test. Thus it is only right you pass a proud test. So: 1st you must wear read, blck and green while in a vat of hot oils, singing the Black National Anthem






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    This is in line with what I mean. The Yoruba say their prophet studied in KMT. When we talk about the invasions of Africa, where do you suppose the refugees went. Even if we have West African ancestry, that doesn't mean we're any less East African--or in other words Africa is Africa. What's more, even if one talks about East Africa there were many from West Africa who traveled East. Or in other words, Africa is Africa.

    Case and point, the phrase "Bantu Migration" is a popular term for "West Africans" traveling around East and South Africa following the fall of KMT. Get it? Africa is a Continent and the "West/East" or "North/South" divide is artificial and meaningless.
     
  8. Knowledge Seed

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    If you honestly believe that West and East Africans are one and same, I truly think you've missed my entire point.
     
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    I love my West African roots and spiritual knowledge.
     
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    Who said the two were different? If you believe Africans on the West of Africa stayed in the West and Africans on the East of Africa stayed in the East then how would you explain that Africans traveled to Asia, Europe, America in Ancient times?

    I did not miss your point. I'm showing that your point makes its own point i.e. that the full story is rarely known, not even by those with the opinion that we should hold West over East.
     
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