There is so much self-hate among us here, there, everywhere.It comes out in even the way we talk to each other here. People who like and respect each other don't talk to each other in such a harsh, edgy way. How do we stop it--starting TODAY? The carnage in DR Congo is just more of the same self-hate as what happened in Rwanda--Africans killing/raping/maiming, etc. other Africans. It just hasn't reached that level that the Rwandan situation did YET. It's simply self-hate gone amuck. The only difference I see between the Africans in this regard and many AAs is that Africans have the power and means to use their arsenals and soldiers against each other whereas white people here would prevent us from killing each other in the U.S. on a large scale because it would be embarrassing for this country. So what would it take to stop the self-hate or anger among us? Knowledge of self? Is that enough? Let's dig deep on this question. What stirs up anger, animosity, rage in you about other Black people? No PC allowed here because this is where it's at for us. We need to express our feelings freely on this topic and hopefully no one will pounce on anyone. Self-hate expresses itself from low intensity (not supporting each other, for ex.) to high intensity (killing each other for petty reasons) among Black people everyday. I'll go first. What irks the heck out of me about many Black people is: -we constantly TALK some real strong stuff non-stop and don't DO much of anything. -we don't do the things we could do to build ourselves up. -we have a MILLION excuses for why we don't support each other and build. -when some of our own are flat-out wrong in their behavior, we protect that person and make excuses for him or her, thus inviting more wrong behavior. -we don't support each other, even when we can easily do so. -we constantly criticize each other. We even go out our way to find fault with each other and judge each other so HARSHLY.