posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 06:14 PM
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
...Which is exactly why "Black Power" that promotes unity is not racist...while "White Power" that promotes supremecy is. I'm going to have to laugh
in your face if you honestly think "Black Power" means that they want to take over the country and suppress whites.
Here is some education for you…
The slogan “Black Power” was attributed to Stokely Carmichael a West-Indian-born civil-rights activist, leader of black nationalism in the United
States in the 1960s.
In 1966 a march in Mississippi he rallied demonstrators in founding the “black power” movement, which espoused self-defense tactics,
self-determination, political and economic power, and racial pride.
He was also a leader of the black nationalism movement.
The historical roots of black nationalism can be traced back to nineteenth-century African-American leaders such as abolitionist Martin Delany,
who advocated the emigration of northern free blacks to Africa, where they would settle and assist native Africans in nation-building. Delany believed
that this development would also uplift the status and condition of African Americans who remained, calling them ‘‘a nation within a nation …
really a broken people’’ (Painter, ‘‘Martin R. Delany’’).
Reading that description doesn’t bring racial unity to mind it indicates the desire to have a separate to quote “nation within a nation”. It
doesn’t imply the racial superiority of blacks per se but it certainly indicates a strong desire to live outside the confines of the normal American
culture, rules, laws and norms.
I can only take that to mean not subject to the authority of “white” people or a “white society.
That in itself implies a certain sense of superiority IMO.
So to close – it seems that the slogan “Black Power” doesn’t represent as you say “the desire to take over the country and suppress
whites” but rather to make a separate “nation within a nation with separate rules and laws governed only by blacks…
Further, the movement advocated achieving of their goals above though violence and revolution if necessary which is why it was all but rejected by
moderate blacks and remained a fringe movement as it's goals and ideals were detrimental to the civil-rights cause.
This movement was in opposition to M.L King's ideology of nonviolence and racial integration – it was in fact for separation of the races.
Racism is racism regardless of the minority status of its originator.
edit on 26/2/2012 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)