Black People : Just who and what are we?

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There seems to be so much confusion in the Black community regarding our origins. It's no secret what my thoughts are but I see a diversity of opinions; as a result, I am curious to what others feel our origins are - West African, African, Egyptian, Nubian, Hebrew Israelites, Arabian, Muurs (Olmec), Ta-Setian, Atlantean, Tribe of Judah and everything else underneath the sun.

    So just who and what are we as Black folks?
     
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    Which Black community? Assuming African-Americans....

    We're the descendants of slaves, taken from Western, Central, and Southern Africa mostly, that were shipped to North America. Quite a few of us have roots that run deeper than a lot of Americans who came in later migration waves from Europe. Mystery solved.
     
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    Thanks Gorilla. But what roots that run deeper are you talking about?
     
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    One opinion. Any others?
     
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    I'm just saying some of us have had ancestors in America longer than some Americans (a lot of the Irish for example).
     
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    Ok. I got ya.
     
  7. Blackbird

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    Any other opinions?
     
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    We are a people who have been torn apart in so many ways that I do not foresee a “coming together” of our people any time soon.

    This isn’t meant to further tear us down.

    We, as a people, have no unity. We would kill our brothers as quickly as we shake his hand. ARE WE THAT ANGRY? We are quick to point out our enemies—everyone other than us—yet, we are ready to kill each other at the drop of a hat. Even on this site, we’re at each other’s throats. Our young men have to prove they’re the bad-dest in the land. Our young women call each other ******* and whores. And these are the people raising the next generation of us.

    Who are we?

    Do we even know?

    We don’t support black business. We don’t encourage community growth. And, we don’t give to build us up. We’re selfish to the degree that, if it’s not about “us,”—the individual—“we” don’t want to have anything to do with it.

    What are we?

    It’s not a question to be taken lightly, but it’s not one with an easy answer, either.
     
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    my roots come from Kamit and run through Africa and then on into the Americas…...
     
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    sekou kasimu PanAfrikanist Revolutionary MEMBER

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    Afrikans! :) "The proper name of a people should always reflect land, history, and culture", Dr. John Henrik Clarke. ;)