THE GREAT DEBATERS OF DESTEE: RESOLVE 3 Afrocentrics, Pro-Blacks, "Conscious" Blacks, Pan-Africans, Black -Nationalists - all of these groups have the wrong idea about being Black. These groups seem to think that we need to have the same cultural identity in order to survive. How is this true when so many in America and in the world survive with no cultural identity? What does knowing a few words in Swahili have do with my Blackness? What does wearing kente cloth have to do with who I am as a Black person in America? Absolutely nothing. Black unity is not achieved through the random education of African history, under the false banner of Black leadership. How can I unify with something I do not identify? Make no mistakes about it. I am Black. I am proud to be Black. But my knowledge of my history, or my lack thereof is not what creates my existence as a Black person in America. A few African statues in the corner and a few books on a shelf does not change or create who I am. We are fighting too hard to be Afrocentrics, Pro-Blacks, "Conscious" Blacks, Pan-Africans, Black Nationalists, when just being Black in America is a fight in and of itself. Rules: Please quote a known source, book, link, person- or simply quote yourself to address the resolve. You can be for our against the resolve. Remember if you quote yourself, a member can challenge your claim. If so you will have to defend your claim with a "personal" experience. The world is your audience. Those who do not participate in the debate are the Judges, simply post in the thread stating who you are agreeing with or the statement that best challenges or supports the resolve. Everyone is a Winner here! But one name and one person will be celebrated for their selective skill.