26504, RE: So Marcus Garvey was the "president" of Africa ??|
Posted by sunngodd, Thu Feb-17-05 05:28 AM
I don't have that book, but i Googled some of the titles.
It seems to me that he wanted a strong Africa as sort of a "home base" for blacks around the world. He was saying that Blacks should build up Africa, including some of us going there to help build it.
But still, many people think that Garvey's solution to the race problem was as simple as "Black people should go back to Africa," which isn't the case at all. That's the misconception i was trying to refute.
“All the scared niggers are dead” – Stokely Carmichael
"...and once we control at least the economy of our own community, we will actually be in a position to provide employment for the people of the community. And this will eliminate the necessity of us acting ignorantly and disgracefully boycotting and picketing some cracka somewhere else trying to beg him for a job. Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job, you're in bad shape.” - Malcolm X