Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Blackbird, Nov 18, 2008.
Do Black people in America have an identity crisis?
What say you?
Hell yeah we have an identity crisis. One day we're Hebrews, the next day Kemetians, then we become Nubians, and now we're Moors.
We claim to be everything that we are not.
We are descendants of West & Central African ethnic groups. Why can't we be proud just be Yoruba or Fon or Bakongo?
yes. you think you are "black people". we are still the same Africans that our Ancestors were/are.
YES...I call it Cultural Schizophrenia. Ironically, what is termed as "Borderline Personality" Disorder, identity crisis is the foundational symptom. People who "suffer" this disorder also tend to behave in extremes of thought and feelings. I'm not up to posting more about this yet have plans on discussing during a meeting of R.N.A.
do we even have to still ask this question...OF COURSE WE HAVE AN IDENTITY CRISIS,and will for quite some time to come..next.
i have trouble figuring out who i am when i wake up in the morning......
In the Spirit of Sankofa!
In my opinion, which for others, is not up for debate, we aren't suffering from an identity crisis as such, rather from an academic crisis. To explain, it is difficult for us to accept the fact that we populated the earth with it's inhabitants, which explains why we find ourselves all-over, so to speak.
The concept is this, many out of one! What say you, Blackbird?
how about being
life affirming-life destroying
which identity to you own:?:
to be amerikkkan
this is the mindset of a "true" american. to uphold the values white people put forth.
The identity crisis is manifested on a variety of levels, each with perhaps a subset.
There is the American/African-American crisis.
The African-American/African crisis.
The Kemet/Moor/Hebrew/West African crisis.
and a myriad of others.....
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