Black People : The Namibian "Malcolm X"

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Introducing Namibia’s Malcolm X


    by Toivo Ndjebela

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    Job Amupanda Shipululo, a young political scientist, has earned himself friends and foes for his persistent calls for radical social and economic changes in the country. Loving or loathing him seems to be the least of his concerns and he recently, together with others, found a movement christened Black Radicals Namibia (BRN), which addresses what he termed ‘the black problem’.

    New Era: What is Black Radicals Namibia?

    JAS: “Black Radicals Namibia is a movement of black consciousness, primarily formed to bring together young people at universities to participate in public discourses.

    We are primarily addressing inferiority complexes and the mental slavery from which black people still suffer today. There is no program or institution in this country that speaks about inferiority complex. You meet someone that you’ve known for 15 years and she will tell you ‘My name is Na-Way’ when her real name is actually Nandjila. It means she is not content with her name in Oshiwambo, which is her mother tongue. Many young black people have today named themselves as Mux, Dux, Mox and so on. It means they are not content with their being. You find a person is from Okalongo but when they are asked where they are from, they will tell you they ‘I am from Oshakati’.

    “Young people no longer want to identify with their cultures. As BRN, we are trying to defeat these inferiority complexes among blacks. There’s much damage done to the black person’s mind by colonialism and these are issues we are trying to address.

    “The second objective of BRN is to address social and economic inequalities. We are not shocked or under any illusion that 90 percent of our economy is still in the hands of the white man. We are not shocked that we have education in Africa but not African education. We are not shocked that our people are still sleeping under the bridges. The taxi drivers are from one race, the people in informal settlements are from one race. Because of this, young people do not want to live in Katutura, they what to live in the so-called white areas. But of course they have learned this from our national leaders.”
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The shock of this article is that Namiba had been a pace I praised because, I was under the impression that the natural resources were nationalized, and they had done all of the land reform things Mugabe had done and is trying to do.
    My last reference was from Gil Noble's interview on Like It Is, with the Prime minister, but that was a minute ago and there could have been regime change
     
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    Will we protect this "Malcolm El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz?"
     
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    we can't even protect Black Libyans from being genocided, or sisters in the Congo from being raped, but what we can do is send our prayers and positive vibrations, beyond time and space there, to keep the brother from harm
     
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