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21694, RE: the reason i ask is because
Posted by Nettrice, Sat Sep-09-00 05:09 AM
Although I am not Muslim, my teenage mentors were and they were around to help guide me through my last few years of high school (Louisville) and into college (Brooklyn). I learned a lot about their lifestyle and family but they never felt the need to tell me that Islam was the only true religion or that I was lost if I did not become a Muslim. They taught me to feel worthy of myself, of my talents and abilities, especially in the white world.

Looking in the mirror to find answers to why Blacks keep themselves down is a good idea. Saying to others that your beliefs, your religion, your family or anything about your lifestlye is better or more righteous than other's personal freedom and spiritual awareness is only part of the problem. It contributes to that "crabs in a barrel mentality".

It's a a shame that people can't step out from beneath religious doctrines or other "standards" to enlighten themselves and others. If you (or your religion) is not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Free your minds!

Peace!

"No matter who you are or what your age may be, if you want to achieve permanent, sustaining success, the motivation that will drive you toward that goal must come from within." - Ultramagnetic MCs