originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: prepared4truth
I have no interest in debating the merits of separatism beyond saying that it's an outmoded concept and I reject it for much the same reasons that I
don't play tic tac toe or build sandcastles in the surf or try to unbake a cake. In the same vein, I similarly reject overzealous declarations of
cultural appropriation. I'm reminded of well-intentioned but misguided programs of nature conservancy.
It is funny yet sadly disturbing that you compare the forced integration of an enslaved people with nowhere else to go to "baking a cake". (The Cake
is a Lie)
The premeditated murder of millions of Native Americans and hundreds of years of free labor through the enslavement of Africans is what built these
The waters of change will eventually wipe them away somehow or another.
I can understand why somebody who is not Black would not be interested in the merits of "misguided Black people" leaving America... it would be most
beneficial for Black people and that's why Black leaders who have suggested it have all been murdered.
Murdered because of a mentality that "we know what's best for you when you don't"
The same mode of thinking that allows international bankers to justify the infiltration taking place daily all over Africa and throughout the Middle
East; to them it is no more than a game.
I have no interest in "appropriating" anyone's struggle. I'm not even sure how that fits in this context. I'm not a gay white man, but I know a
few and I'll be sure to ask if a white gay guy saying, "you go girl" is an effort to identify with the black female experience or if it's done
purely because it sounds sassy. I blame Tyler Perry. Actually I don't, but maybe you do. I saw Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore at the same
festival. Mull the implications of that over.
How can you speak so freely for a group you don't belong to? Once again, this is "The Problem".
You can ask a White gay guy these questions until you are blue in the face... if they have done their research, they will validate the idea of
in the LGBT community as a subconscious appropriation of Black culture, or will at least admit that they are very closely connected.
If not, they may sarcastically say "Yeezy taught me."
When it comes to the parasitic effects of appropriation on the mental and physical well-being of Black people , I look to no specific person for
Instead, I continue to glare at the original problem and how Black people have been routinely cut off from exploring solutions by people such as
In my eyes, the main difference is that they have the power to enforce this mentality you share.
The morons at Stormfront are frothing at the mouth with consternation because interracial marriages involving white people have more than tripled
since 1980. The far right is afraid that Sharia law is taking over the Midwest states and if we don't build a fence, we'll all be speaking Spanish in
a generation or two. Eve married British millionaire Maximillion Cooper last month and they're expecting a child. I'm sure Jill Scott wouldn't
I like that you brought up interracial marriage.
However regardless of my opinion on interracial marriage, this is not "The Problem".
Whether a White woman wants to marry Black men or even other White women, is not my concern.
I welcome it.
I would just like to see Black people treat themselves like the royalty they are.
P.S. Tyler Perry was not uplifted by nor praised in large part by the conscious Black community.There is actually a large debate going on about his
portrayal of Black females.
edit on 13-7-2014 by prepared4truth because: (no reason given)