Black Spirituality Religion : What Does Indigenous Mean?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    This thread could probably go in some other forum but I posted it here because of its spiritual/religious implications.

    Brotha anAfrican recently raised the question of defining indigenous. His answers raised other questions for me that I would like the scholars and erudite members of Destee to explore. But then we are all erudite and knowledgeable about whatever we perceive as we perceive it. And to my mind the definition of indigenous is far more a perceived than an actual reality.

    Now the common definition of indigenous is people who are native to a particular continent or location on a particular planet. In the simplest understanding of this definition anyone is indigenous to the place where they were born. However in practice the white man is not indigenous to any land based on the birth of individual white people. We mistakenly call the red man native americans when in reality they too came here from somewhere else. In fact, since all mankind started in Africa means that Africa is actually the only place where anyone is truly indgenous, including white people.

    However in practice indigenous has come to refer to whatever people were inhabiting a particular land mass before the white man came to colonize that land mass. Meaning that the term indigenous is wholly contingent on white history and not the history of all people's.

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    ain't that like when you get some bad food and your gut will not digest it?
    you gets a lot of cramps in you belly and stuff.

    a good laxative will clear up that indigenous crap.
     
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    Daddy, you're a scream.
     
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    LOL!! If only the solution of our problem with the White man were as simple as taking some Pepto.

    :drink:
     
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    Rubetussin's anti causatosis formula :lol:

    Not funny--I could probably get a patent on that.
     
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    Many native populations would certainly be better off if Europeans had never decided to explore the world. Original man left Africa millions of years ago to explore, I think it's just in our blood.
     
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    When you really think about it nobody is really indigenous to any place. By saying that we are all African is like saying nobody is African, kind of like two negative numbers multiplying each other out in Algebra. The lines drawn between South America, Central American, and North America only exist in a man's imagination. What separates the middle-east from Africa? Since Asia is connected to the middle-east, the middle-east to Africa, what really makes them different? How come my people can't be indigenous to Saudi Arabia?
     
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    Or Saddam Hussein to Africa?
     
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    As an individual who acknowledges the concept of PANGEA and the CONTINENTAL DRIFT, I also acknowledge the fact that original, melanic humans were present during this phase of terrestrial development.

    The only reason People of color vary in slightly different aspects, is because of the shift in climate as the continents that they were on shifted to various corners of the globe. Thus, the native peoples of the various lands across the globe are indigenous to those places.

    Thus, the fact remains, that the white man was not historically present on the earth during that time, which leads us to conclude that not only is he not indigenous to any one land, but he is also really not idigenous to the planet as a whole.

    Will someone get this Plutonian the heck outta here? :garbage:
     
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