Discussion in 'Omowale Jabali' started by Omowale Jabali, May 22, 2006.
"BLACK" is a CULTURAL term, not necessarily a "racial classification"
I don't understand how people who don't believe in race continue to use racial categories. It should be common sense that those who feel that race is not scientifically proven; is a social construct; is not measurable, is archaic; or is a creation of the "white man"; would be able to develop a new system of classification to go along with their beliefs. Since those who don't believe in race are not able to escape from using the same racial classifications and categories as everyone else; they aren't educating or enlightening anyone, just adding to the confusion of "our people"
That being said it is well established that not everyone who's skin is black works towards the liberation of "black people". However what is black, rather who are black people, is more concrete than simply being "a state of mind". We aren't a club which anybody and everybody can join who subscribes to certain philosophical belief. Blacks are a people, descended from the continent of Africa (Alkebulan). Our skin is not a coincidence, nor is it unimportant; rather it is an identifier of who is the true sons and daughters of Africa.
Well if Blackness isn't a club, then why do we have 'BOUNCERS' who dictate who is/isn't allowed to be in the Black 'club' based on a persons percentage of Blackness??
Simply put if a people don't know who they are, then they can't possibly know who their enemies are. The enemies of black people are not those who vote republican or label themselves "conservatives". The true enemies of black people are the ones who work to ensure that black people cease to exist; as well as those who promote the black community's continued dependance on other people for survival. This campaign is being carried by those outside of the black community and within the black community. It is being carried out by those who call themselves Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Capitalist, Socialist, Christian, Muslims, and Nationalist alike!
Simply put if a people don't know who they are, then they can't possibly know who their enemies are. Absolutely, I agree. The enemies of black people are not those who vote republican or label themselves "conservatives". The true enemies of black people are the ones who work to ensure that black people cease to exist; Let's not take this back to the 'other' drawing board, but I sense you are hinting the mulatto existance, and Blacks who go IR like their lives depend on it. I somewhat agree though with the latter... as well as those who promote the black community's continued dependance on other people for survival. I gather you're speaking of the, "Oh, it's just me, what toll can my IR have on the Black community?" Or: "Oh them ain't my kids, let they momma put them in their place! I have my own problems!". This campaign is being carried by those outside of the black community and within the black community. It is being carried out by those who call themselves Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Capitalist, Socialist, Christian, Muslims, and Nationalist alike! And we can agree that the enemy is omnipresent. Now that we're 'cornered in' how do you suggest we come out fighting these terrifying wolves in innocent political/social garb? Seriously?
The enemy of 'blacks' are those who continue to dictate what others should think or feel about themselves.
Here are some concepts from a so-called 'black' man.
"Some human varieties are explained by variations in extra-terrestrial descent: Morbidly obese people, for instance, may be descended from the grotesque and elephant-nosed Deros (see also: Richard Sharpe Shaver); people with Down’s Syndrome may be descended from the 48-chromosomed Teros. (Some Teros live underground on Earth today, and some resemble humans so much that they can come to the surface and mingle with us without being noticed.)"
When one is saying a person is a monster, (by the way, there are blacks I know with Down's Syndrome for those who think 'being retarded' is a white thing), it should not be surprising if that person acts in monstrous ways.
Maybe blacks in Africa and now need to stop trying to find physical reasons to support another 'black' person's notions. But I'm sure someone will come back with how someone else isn't black enough, and/or if your own are getting on your nerves some reverse Pollyanic BS about 'being yourself.'
Since these entrenched "racial classifications and racial categories" of Black and white were created and implemented by white supremacists are fake, I agree with you that WE do need a NEW way, originated by us, to define ourselves.
So for lack of a better term, I define "WE" as those people who engage in the struggle against white supremacy. WE cannot be identified by our complexions or our hair texture.
However, to say "Blacks are a people, descended from the continent of Africa"
adds greatly to the confusion for a number of reasons, but I'll mention a few.
(1)ALL people on earth descended from Africa, according to scientists.
(2)Some of the self-identified so-called "Black" people who descended from "Black" parents don't have melanin visible to the naked eye in their skin. They have a "white" complexion.
Remember there are only a few genes that give us our darker complexion, according to geneticists.
(3)Many so-called American "whites" who are living their lives as "whites" have double-digit percentages of what is known as "Black" or "African" blood according to recent innovations in DNA testing.
So the question remains: how does one define a "Black" person?
Blacks are far beyond a culture. Which anyone who truly understands the cultural diversity of Africans would be aware of.
All blacks not born in Africa are still descended from Africa. Indeed they are a part of the African Diaspora.
Here goes the "moderator" song and dance which you always use when you can't refute what is being said. "History" has shown who is the enemy of black people, and that includes those "blacks" who willingly aid in our destruction. That being said I'm still waiting for a "logical" explaination for why people who do not believe in race continue to use racial classifications. The inability to come up with another classification for people beyond what has already (historically) been established contradicts everything you claim to believe in.
While waiting for a logical explanation for why people who don't believe in race continue to use racial classifications. Let me also ask this: How does a 'raceless' person determine what is "black" thought?
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