Black Spirituality Religion : What is wrong with africans?

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  1. emanuel goodman

    emanuel goodman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have been recently working various festivals throughout the area to sell my holistic products. I have come across some of the most arrogant spite ful and hate ful african men and some women. Looking at me like a i am coping in them. making statements such as " oh u want to be african like me?
    When they see me dressed in traditional garb. Or they come to the table and demand that they get the goods for half the price because they are from africa and so on. I noticed a trend however about them. The majority of them are muslim or christian. They all have a similar approach towards melaning rich people in america very negative and dis association. An elder at the fest told me that he understood the african very well. He told me that there has been much more harm done to the psyche of africans than us. He reason for such a statement he said was simple. He said that it is easy to go to some ones home and hurt them if they dont live close to u. If they live close to u the threat for them coming to return the favor is great. Any one have any views on the matter are welcomed to chime in.
     
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    PEACE AND BLESSINGS

    I have encountered this spirit also. We have been to darn quiet about this attitude and out right hatred and disrespect.

    And wonder why we have attitudes towards...........I say we neeed to reach the African women cuz they are the main caretakers of the future African generation.

    I have been thinking about and working on ways and methods to impliment this connection and bring some clarity. IF WE DON'T FOCUS ON THIS RIGHT HERE WE WILL FALL DEEPER AND HARDER.

    AND SOME WONDER WHY WE THINK MORE THAN 3 TIME ABOUT GOING BACK TO AFRICA!!!
     
  3. Ionlyspeaktruth

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    Are ALL AFRIKANS! Some brainwashed through tribalsm, classism and SLAVE thinking. Period. And if this stops you from going "Home", then the white system has done its job.
     
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    Precisely! If black crips can hate black bloods from around the way, some of us black fools have no problem hating our image across the 'pond'! White supremacy has a hold on us and it ain't letting go.
     
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    In the movie Blood Diamond this same attitude of black people exist and they even attempt to address it. In the movie an elder simply says, “Something is wrong with us”.

    Me being an African American who has taken the time and hardship to get an Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Business and owning a recording studio I have seen my share of the black attitude. This attitude mostly comes from uneducated black people. It is as if they are angry with you because you did something and or doing something to improve your life.

    Our children want everything for free and they want it right now. Just as you sell your product I also get the same attitude when trying to sell studio time. If I had a dime for every time I have heard the, “If I make it you make it”, routine I would be pretty well off.

    The same kid that doesn’t want to pay me for studio time to forward his own dreams has a car with rims on it that coast at least $300 each.

    When I take the family to the mall the loudest and most boisterous group are the young black children. It is almost as if we are loosing intelligence on how to act in crowds or interact with other people. From the way the kids dress, walk, talk and act you can immediately tell they are imitating TV.

    A lot of Americans have an identity disorder and imitate the only thing they know. These are people who have not found self.

    I remember when I was growing up in my crew and we did not act like that. It seems our youths today do anything and everything to be seen or get attention. They act as if they are actually on stage performing.

    This is called Acting Out.

    It also does not help the situation when we got grown black people blaming the white man for everything and also teaching our children to do the same. This causes accountability to go right out the window.
     
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    I sense that attitude with Africans although not all of them act like that. But many of them DO! At my relative's place of employment, two of her bosses are from Ghana and she tell me that they are really conceited and think that they are better than African Americans.

    What's so ironic is . . . how is it that they can have those conceited prevailing attitudes yet they come to AMERICA so that they can live the AMERICAN DREAM?
     
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    me and my best friends wife have had this convo before...she is from kenya
    basically a lot of africans feel that we as a people do not fully appreciate the opportunity we have over here...the big willie ratio is a lot higher over here than in africa...lol

    another aspect is that to make it over here from africa you have to be driven....for the most part...she also stated that a lot of african americans are lazy...

    what i think is that mostly it's a cultural difference...africans mostly see the flamboyant part of our culture without fully understanding the multiple layers of issues we have over here...

    just take it in stride brother e...this is why they call it the diaspora...
    taint nuthin wrong with the high road...just smile and keep it movin

    one love
    khasm
     
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    OK Emmanuel I suspect the topic needs to be clarified. The people with the snobby attitude towards you are they African Americans or are they Africans from Africa?

    You don’t have to answer if you feel it may reveal something you don’t want revealed.
     
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    Greetings Emanuel Goodman and Thanks for Sharing!

    This part caught my attention most. I've always sensed that Afreekans from the Continent have been harmed psychologically in a way we were not. I dont' want to say..."they got it worse"...yet...that kinda applies.

    I've always thought about it like this...

    If someone comes into your home and robs you....take all your stuff and LEAVE....the damage is not as great. Even if they kidnapped your wife and children and you found them dead, maimed, raped later....it's different than....


    compared to...

    them coming in your house....pushing you in the corner....prop they *** on your couch....throw your food out and make your wife cook the foods foreign to you, rape your wife...IN FRONT OF YOU IN YOUR BED, make your children clean for them, work YOUR land for their benefit.....RIGHT IN YOUR HOUSE....RIGHT IN YOUR FACE...while you tied up in the corner and your family is returned to the corner with you when they have served their purpose for the perpetrator at the end of the day. You are forced to watch as this perpetrator starts ripping your house apart...tearing down your pictures and putting up theirs, throwing out your furniture and bringing in theirs, stripping your home of all that is useful and using it for themselves....all before your very eyes....right in your house!

    That has GOT TO....jack up one's mind and Spirit!

    Us..yes...suffered nuff atrocities..yet....as we new generations were born...we were born on a foreign land yet we had never seen our own...never knew...except what was told us...what was pasted down...and over the years, the story has gotten further and further removed.

    On the Continent...new generations could still SEE with their own eyes the slow process of the destroyers destruction..on their land....in their home....in their face:cry::cry::cry:

    My Brother, My Sister....I cry ...am saddened for the experiences you've had. I am saddened by my own as well...

    Let US come together NOW....to destroy destruction and find our way....the way.....again




    Also...I know many Afreekans from the Continent and one in particular whom I've worked with....they are beginning to "get it" being here in amerikkkka....It's sad yet joyful to witness the transition..the recognition cause now their is a BRIDGE.....a Connector...a Recognition that they too....are "just like us" after all

    It's a long haul for us all.....WE WILL GET THEIR....

    IF...

    WE WANT IT...
    M.E.
    :hearts2:
     
  10. emanuel goodman

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    africans from africa dear producer
     
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