Go back to previous topic
Forum nameOkay Activist Archives
Topic subjectRE: YOU PEOPLE don't think about YOURSELVES FIRST...
Topic URLhttp://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=22&topic_id=25485&mesg_id=25496
25496, RE: YOU PEOPLE don't think about YOURSELVES FIRST...
Posted by sunngodd, Tue Mar-22-05 04:49 PM
>Is the lack of cohesivenes among Black people THAT obvious to
>everyone else, including Asian immigrants?

Probably more obvious than we think. As a minority group, we forego a major advantage we could have by failing to think collectively.

>Isn't it amazing that Black "Conservatives" seem to distance
>from Pan-Africanism /Black Nationalism, but Jewish or Asian
>"Conservatives" EMBRACE their ethnic cultures?

This is why Black Conservatives haven't been very successful in the Black Community. Instead of embracing their culture and espousing their views from a Black Nationalist perspective, they want to be known as simply "American."

This is a shame, because there are a lot of Black Conservatives out there that have a lot to offer the Black community, but they're espousing their message from the wrong perspective.

>In your opinion, how important (if at all) is a sense of
>history and culture to the economic success of A GROUP?

If you're a minority, it's absolutely essential. Dr. Anderson clearly points out the advantages of acting as a group. IMO, there's so much self-hate that needs to be stamped out before group action is even possible. We still don't trust each other.

“He may be friendly, but he's not your friend." - Malcolm X