For the American African-descendant that’s no easy task! In a culture that’s yet to make peace with its deeply engrained race-hatred, brown/black children are often encouraged, trained and taught to be anything other than their naturally beautiful selves.
In a little less than 1 hour AAGSAR’s BlogTalkRadio series, You Got Roots goes live! Wow!:)
With a healthy mix of nervous energy [still figuring out our audio clips!:] and overflowing with PURE excitement [how cool is this?!], we’re gearing-up for AAGSAR: Where African American Genealogy & Smart Technology Connect!
Today’s launch is all about the listening audience getting to know us, the Africa…
It never fails. Anytime an African American person takes a pro-active [vs. passive] posture in discussing the matters of racism and cultural bias in a non-black arena, we’re quickly painted with a broad-stroke — race-baiter, fight-starter, antagonist, troublemaker. BULLY!
If you’re a plain-spoken black woman, go ahead and augment your derogatory “coloring” with aggressive,…
You know, on the note of getting over slavery, no one wants to get over the slavery more desperately than Black people do. I always say, well, you know, if reconstruction had actually made good its promises, we wouldn’t actually be talking about slavery today. So I think that part of the reason we continue to talk about slavery is because of, you know, racism, of the kind of structural effect, the inequality, so that slavery again is linked to our ideal of what freedom should be.
There’s a great essay about how do we define slavery. Is slavery only property in human beings or is slavery about equality of wealth, wealth being true belonging in a society? So depending on how we understand what it means to be a slave will give us some indication of whether slavery’s legacy has really been abolished or if we’re living with this aftermath."