Black People : Black Unity - Can't we all just get along

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  1. Full Speed

    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We, as Black people, have been through a lot. From slavery to Jim Crow, from blatant to subtle racism. We have come a long way and have great resources within our community. From talent, to intelligence, from passionate ambition, to economic resources, we've got it. What we lack, however, is unity, tolerance, and a common goal/objective.

    We have to acknowledge the fact that although we each have lived the Black experience, we each have developed different ideologies that are engrained within us that are not easily changed and will NEVER change as a result of aggressive and hateful confrontation. Unfortunately, that is what so many of the threads here at Destee.com digress into. These aggressive and hateful confrontations are rarely productive and seemingly more about winning arguments than building unity.

    If unity is desirable and even a remote possibility for us, we have to become more tolerant of one another and recognize that if we want others to embrace our ideology, we cannot insult them into doing so but must patiently and lovingly make our case for that which we advocate. If your agenda is not unity, but to win arguments or demonstrate how intelligent or well researched you are, then we are all on the right track. But, it is in our best interest to put ego's aside and begin a new era in Black relations.

    Religion, politics, lifestyles, and economics are all controversal, tough issues for everyone in general, but especially so for a people who have been through as much as we have. We have to take this into consideration when dealing with one another. If you think you are correct and that another is incorrect because he has "adopted the ways of the oppressor", you should have compassion upon that person and see that person as a VICTIM of the oppressor. You cannot attack that person and insult him or her into embracing your idea of right. You must patiently and lovingly make your case or you will alienate them. Most of all, you must be willing to embrace them as brothers or sisters even if they, after hearing your case, do not embrace your version of right.

    I want to encourage us all to adapt a tone of unification and reconciliation with a focus on common goals and objectives. Personally, I am going to attempt to avoid those traps of ego and mis-directed agendas because what I really want is for our people to enjoy self-determination and to present a unified front against the many external challenges we face.

    Brothers and Sisters, we can do this!
     
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    Question? a yes or no

    Does this include Miss Daisy too?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are 2 types of people in the world, the warm fuzzie and the cold prihhklies, some enjoy giving and sharing and some enjoy backbiting and flame wars, just human nature.


    When folks get rid of hatred from their hearts, unity will happen, until then we will always be dealing with tribal wars and living under the boot of white supremacy


    check the history books
    and one will see that is how from the time of reconstruction 1880s to the 1980s most Black organizations failed, just before they achieved success and had their leaders ratted out to "the man" by hatefull and jealous members.

    We make history each day

    for better or worse
     
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    hellogood Banned MEMBER

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    Also


    the "riddin" of fear and ignorance would help. To me hate, fear and ignorance could be nullified just from the way we teach/spread knowledge of self and the universe.
     
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    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    um...

    all you have to do is stop hatin......:10500:
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    by why spread it with insults, foul language, slander and verbal attacks and hatred, why fight against the results of white supremacy by acting like one? that's not personal but general
     
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    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is a simple and straight forward way of putting it, but it is certainly on point. We can talk about any and all things that we need to address, but we have to be mature and allow for the self-determination and ideologies of one another. If we hinder the self-determination of our brothers and sisters by insisting that they must agree with us on every issue we are attempting to place our own form of bondage upon them.
     
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    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Unless a persons ignorance prevent them from being a productive member of our community (that is productive towards accomplishments of specific task/goals/objectives) it is not our business to force our "intelligence" upon their "ignorance" if they are happy in what we consider their ignorance.

    Considering the fact that we don't have any common goals or objectives that have been identified and agreed upon, it is very unlikely that a persons "ignorance" would prevent us from accomplishing specific community goals.

    Those of us who think we are so smart or that we have all the answers should focus our attention upon establishing collective goals and developing paths to those goals. THEN, if someones "ignorance" presents an obstacle to accomplishing those goals, we can lovingly and patiently point it out to them specifically what is happening.

    When we think we are so smart that we have a monopoly on all the right answers and want to insist that all others must agree with us or they are somehow less than worthy of being a brother or sister in good standing simply because they hold a different world view than us, we are over the line. (I know that is an incredible run-on sentence :) )

    Generally, this is the cause of strife within our community. (in general and specifically here on destee.com) We want to "educate and enlighten" anyone who does not hold the exact same views as we do. Then once we beat them over the head with our ideology, we want to insult them if they don't embrace the beating we just gave them. We can never build unity like this. Those who continue on this path are a hinderance to unity, peace, and progress within our community.
     
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    um...

    when you browbeat or insult a person into agreeing with you, what you end up with is a cult
     
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    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You got that right.

    I have heard it put that "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still"

    Personally, I am making a commitment to avoid this type of unproductive and potentially damaging exchange.
     
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