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Reply to "Pan Africanism 2006"

I think pan-africanism is unpragmatic and a waste of time.

I have long argued that pro-blackness as an ideology within the American construct is a much more rational approach to the development of BLACK not African individuals in America. We ceased to be African when we lost the majority of our African cultures and attachment to the African community and continent. Now we are something else, and we need as black men and women to redefine ourselves accordingly and that can not be done by some mythical attachment to a continent where the individuals their are as different to us than we are to say the Chinese.

That doesn't mean that we should as Black men consider the plight of Africa and use our abilities when their is opportunity to encourage the growth of the land of our ancestors. However, taking resources and energy from our personal development and transferring a significant amount of those to developing pan-Africanism doesn't make much real world sense.
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