- Dec 27, 2013
I define it as love for our people as well as our families and history, music, culture, etc.
Extending my love to everyone alive today or who ever lived would make my love rather worthless, don't you think?
And for the folk who can't CONCEIVE of a black person loving black WITHOUT so-called hating white - you're wrong. I can love my man and not hate yours. I do it everyday.
I completely agree with you that loving one person doesn't mean one has to hate another. That also cuts both ways. I support "black love" as long as it doesn't mean I have to be exclusive in that love. God has given me many siblings, some look like me and some don't. The love I share freely is often freely returned to me, often abundantly, which in turn allows me to share my love even more with others. (This is reflected at my church during the early part of the service: after the pastor greets us we turn to greet each other as brothers and sisters regardless of race, age, sex, wealth or rank.)
As for your point about "making [your] love rather worthless," I don't believe it would. I can't imagine being able to love in such a way, but neither do I believe loving in such a way would make your love worthless. In fact, you'd be loving as God loves, and no one can do that.