Black People : "Black Consciousness"

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In several threads on this site and others, I've seen
    folks advising others to be patient with other members
    who are not as "conscious" as they themselves may be, and
    that we as black folks are not all on the same level of consciousness.
    As consciousness is a very subjective state of mind, I'm curious as to what your
    personal definition of "consciousness" is,and further, what factors, in
    your mind, determine whether one brutha or sistah is more or less conscious than another ???

    Thanks !

    Akilah :spinstar:
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    conscious black people think along the same lines as i do......:dance:
     
  3. roarin1

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    This is a two-sided answer.
    1.)
    Not all 'Blacks' are willing to adhere to reality,
    and some never will.
    2.)
    Those whom accept the reality of OUR continued
    oppression and are courageous enough to expose it in
    the face of it's incumbent opposition, are conscious.

    ( I say 'incumbent' as opposed to 'innate' because incumbent
    presupposes a voluntary 'position' rather than a natural occurrence,
    which is a by-product of what OUR People face continually.)

    Example:

    Is there a statute of limitations on murder?

    Yet amerika has
    never been brought up on charges for the murders it has committed
    not only towards OUR People, but the LAKOTA (Native Indian,) in the
    implementation of this putrid ideology called american democracy.

    In it's short two-hundred & thirty year history, this 'country' has (by it's OWN
    definitions,) committed more war crimes than any other nation has even
    reasonably considered, yet has continued to elude a judicial process.

    And only cowards would deny this.

    I'M not one for throwing facts behind facts to verify facts....I'M
    of that old school of thought that some things not needing 'explanation,'
    speak for themselves.

    However, if america being the new kid on the block...(less than a thousand
    year history,) can command the loyalty of certain 'blacks' after the
    slaughter of millions of their own innocent Ancestors to stand against
    US, then I say 'more power to them'...

    But take a good look at your enemy,
    ME.

    ROARIN........
     
  4. Divine

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    Everything is everything, reality
    I keep my mind on everything, cause everything
    ain't always everything, and everything
    that you see ain't reality, it just illusions - Cappadonna

    :thinking:
     
  5. Ikoro

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    Quick question..

    Why is it that we, afrikans, people of colour... Be it elders or youngsters, proliferate the use of the word "black"?! Is there somekind of country that I am not aware of? Blackland? Blackia? A Chinese man is not yellow, he is Chinese. An Indian is not brown, he is Indian.

    I am sure that many of us already know about the fallacy of our usage of this word. I am just looking for some perspectives and clarity.

    In the end, I feel that: I am not a color, and never will I be. I am Afrikan.

    Stay blessed,

    ~Ikoro
     
  6. Divine

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    The story of our history (Holy Bible) describe us as Black, not Afrikan.

    My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat. - Job 30:30
    I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. - Song 1:5
    Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: - Song 1:6a
    For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. - Jeremiah 8:21
     
  7. Keita Kenyatta

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    Conscious people do and say what unconscious and less conscious people do not do or say. Not only is it that, but it's "how it's said and what is said". One can be historically conscious and not be socially conscious. One can be socially conscious and not be religiously or spiritually conscious. One thing is for sure;
    a "conscious person is not mentally locked down" to any belief or to any imposed thought patterns" as their minds are always expanding and growing in terms of the things that may affect them.
     
  8. Akilah

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    Yeah....that's interesting....

    Now how bout taking a shot at the question posed by the thread....
     
  9. Akilah

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    Okay...so what other factors besides open mindedness determines one person to be conscious whilst another is unconscious or less conscious - particularly in regards to society, history, and religion/spirituality ???
     
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    See, let me give you a good idea of what "conscious" is and is not. Go read the answer I gave to the thread: "why should we forget about slavery". Then read the answer that came after I did that. Read the links i supplied and then you tell yourself if the answer I received was a "conscious" answer.
     
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