I have been trying and failing to find an official route to contact members of the NGE as I have some questions I would like answered. I am a bi-racial female, my mother is white and my father is Algerian however to all intents and purposes I look white but carry my North African surname with pride. I have recently got into heated debate while at university with classmates about my lifestyle choices and beliefs concerning my understanding of the NGE and my musical tastes which include artists with Five Percenter lyrics and beliefs who those I was debating with believe to be racist. They also see the NGE as a racist organisation. Now, what I ask is that someone clarify whether or not my arguments were valid or if in fact I had misunderstood. It is proven scientific fact that the remains of the first man were found in Africa and in addition to this the original Kings and Queens of the world were also in Africa which has also been proven by archeology and research into ancient civilisations. The advancements of the Egyptian Kings and Queens were then appropriated by the Romans who most seem to want to credit with these advancements, which is of course a lie that gets taught across the world and like the slave masters attempted to do, the legacy and cultural heritage of Africa gets lost and diluted. After hundreds of years of slavery and the fact that the West (White Anglo Saxons) have invaded, destroyed and pillaged Africa and stolen its people (furthermore the rest of the world) there is still a lot to be answered for. There is nothing now that can repay the debt we owe to the continent of Africa and its displaced people who continue to be oppressed by a system that is unfair and does not promote the knowledge, advancement and success of Black people. White people in Africa still for the most part see themselves as above the indigenous people and have no cause or concern that the land does not belong to them and organisations such as the African Resistance Movement and the Boer people still commit atrocities and fight for supremacy over a continent that they do not truly belong in (now I feel people should be mobile and be able to live where they choose but I do not believe that white people can move in to a country and try to white wash or westernise and then discriminate over the people that belong there). The Civil Rights Movement was only 50 years ago and still do this present day Black people continue to be oppressed. On a human rights level we have come leaps and bounds but in schools there is a Black history month, same here in England and there is nothing in place to educate Black people (and everyone else) about culture, legacy and pride in their heritage. Education is largely white washed unless specialised. I have lived in both France and England, in France I had to watch my own people from the Magreb and other African citizens who's grandfathers and fathers like mine had fought for France in the Second World War being treated like dirt. Sarkozy has now banned the wearing of headscarfs in the public sector and has continued a long legacy of Right Wing leadership that finally led to the riots, where those who had been segregated in hopeless tenement housing and seen as second class citizens revolted and even second generations had their French passports revoked and were sent back to their families place of origin. In England it is much the same, education is flawed and ran by predominantly middle class white people who feel uncomfortable discussing and teaching Black history and therefore don't. Housing is segregated in many parts of the country and the media and institutions are largely racist. (see Steven Lawrence case) As I have lived within these areas of segregation for most of my life I have seen first hand the discrimination and lack of opportunities those I have grown up with have been subjected to and the only thing that separates us is my white face. This, despite the surname Hammadi has allowed me to enter better schooling, to not get stop and searched while on foot or driving and it makes me feel sick. In regards to Hip-Hop music, I was asked if I felt offended by the lyrics of Dead Prez in particular and I answered no. I have no right to be offended, their lyrics reflect what they have to go through on a daily basis and the society that oppresses them. This society is white led and thus the institution is the white man. This does not mean they hate all white people, or white people in general but they despise the system which is so much more than understandable. White people like to be offended, on their own behalf or for other people and often call upon the suffering of other ethnic groups to counteract pro-black arguments yet the system that favours them still has not made good on a massive debt. As I understand it the Nation of Gods and Earths do not hate white people, they are educated and logical and understand that my white half is not responsible for slavery and do not promote what white people like to brush off as the extended white guilt but feel we have a responsibility to acknowledge what happened and understand that there has not been enough time passed or enough change in society to calm the anger. Black people have a right to be angry and it is wonderful that this anger is channeled into the pursuit of advancement and knowledge. I would really appreciate if someone could clarify all of these arguments for me as I'm almost certain I will have to enter into another debate about it soon and I would really like to be sure of what I'm defending.