"And another thing that we need to stop doing as Black people stop trying to dictate what other ethnicities heritages and norms are based on our group experiences. Sometimes we act like white people in that way. We are going to end up getting our collective feelings hurt."
Brilliant! Too often, American Nergroes make the mistake of thinking other non-whites look from the same prism as they do. This is simply wishful thinking. They do not. Whether they are Indians, Africans, Asians, Latinos, Caribbean blacks, et al, they do not necessarily share the same visions, attitudes nor share the same experiences as American Negroes. Often times, these groups are at odds with their non-white American counterparts (black people). For example, Niki Haley, Bobby Jindal and Denise D'souza are of Eastern Indian immigrant heritage and all of them are hard line conservative republicans. None have any interest nor share the concerns of American blacks. Especially D’souza who has gone on record via lectures and writing books, viciously excoriating black Americans. His latest book about President Obama is a magnum opus smear masterpiece.
Unfortunately, many American Negroes have this twisted pipe dream fantasy of all non-whites holding hands under this imagined “people of color umbrella”, holding hands, commiserating about the evil transgressions of the white man while singing kumbaya. Well, I hate to burst this chimera bubble –but that is simply not happening and never will. As the writer above commented, these people do not necessarily share our history nor are they privy to our experiences. American Negroes do not seem to understand this…..