>so the government might as well >give people of african descent >reparations. i completely disagree >with the persons who say >"lets go back "home" (where >ever that is) and forget >asking the government for anything." > true, africans were forcibly >removed from their continent--by white >as well as black folk. > however, africans and native >americans built this country so >why should they have romaniticized >notions about going back to >the "motherland" wet-dreaming about the >prospectus of their lost "brothers >and sisters" welcoming them back >(home) with open arms. >the fact remainst that africans >dont even agree with "african >americans" calling themselves that in >the first place. my >point is that i aint >going no-where.
You're welcome to stay. Just don't complain about the rules. You're wrong about Africans "not agreeing with African-Americans calling themselves that", so you should stop perpetuating the bullshit. There are Africans that don't like the term, just as there are African-Americans who don't use the term. Such is life. If you ever go to Ghana or Senegal during the festival seasons, though, you'll find thousands of people of African descent having a great time and being welcomed back "home" by their "brothers and sisters."
>secondly, forget that argument about "reparations >given to descendants of slaves >being a hand-out, public assistance, >or begging metality." thats >the problem with us (as >a race of people. >when someone hurts us, we >need to voice our hurt >and demand an apology, at >the very least. as >malcolm x said (go read >the book), he found a >very good strategy for remaining >the child (amongst many siblings) >to get food whenever he >was hungry/or wanted a need >to be met: he voiced >his need--sometimes in a very >loud way. fuck that. > we need to start >demanding what we are owed. > you dont want hand-outs?? > what about your ancestors >who were raped, beaten, bred >like animals to toil on >this land for centuries without >pay??? are we so brainwashed >to believed that all those >centuries of hard work (that >WAS DONE FOR FREE) does >not earn the descendants of >these hardworkers anything??
I gave an ideal proposition in my post--low/no interest loans for charter schools, small business enterpreneurship and neighbourhood redevelopment--but that's an ideal. The real is that it will create a situation of dependancy, no matter how good the intentions behind it were. The Maori brotha gave a good example of this, and you can even find it on some Native reservations right here in this country.