Sista Norland wrote: Why is it Africans can't teach their young how to read and write? These people have never learned the ways of the White man. Our ancestors were probably chillin' with the lions and elephants; zap!!! Ass ended up here; now look at us!! Africa, didn't you learn anything? If we were crazy back in the day, you should see us now!!! We've digressed big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They taught us how to pick cotton FOR NOTHING!!!!! You want them to teach your children to read?? Do you have any foreign newspapers?? Read about US sometimes. They're hellaterrific with guns. Teach your children yourselves. Send that Pink Joker home.
Not many countries in Africa are independent from foreign slavers enough to develop their own curricculum[sp] about their history and some of it [history] is muddled with myths and forklore, and lies as why many African countries used the European or Arab version of their history to teach African children.
Remember Sarafina? The movie that starred Whoopie Goldberg. Remember she was thrown off a roof after attempting to teach real African history to African students in her village. Whites made sure she was punished and it is that way in many African countries...especially and not exculsively African countries ruled by Arabs. Let's not forget what happen in Rwanda. There's a history there for sure.
Unfortunately, many African countries are not like those depicted in Coming to America-now that's a myth. For over 2 thousands years and counting. Africa has not had its own freedom to teach its people the truth about their homeland. As why there is a gap of socialization between Africans and African Americans and those Africans who were shipped to port Islands and stayed. And many Africans and African Americans are sooooooooooo ashamed that there is a history of slavery in Africa that they don't wanna talk about it. But if they did, they would learned that Africa wasn't the only place to have slaves....it was one of the LAST places that fell into human trafficking. Massa, the Arab and the Asian have been enslaving their people since they came outta the caves. And many Africans and African Americans should KNOW about this cuz maybe if they did? It wouldn't be so much self-hate among us. JMHO is all..folks. But!