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Reply to "People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So"

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Originally posted by Faheem:
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Originally posted by Empty Purnata:

I think the attitude of "all non-Blacks are not our friends" is exactly how the White man wants us to feel. Divide and Conquer. Divide the fingers, and they can't form a fist.

And, many Minorities are too blinded (or unwilling) to see they're all being bamboozled.

Seeing other ethnic groups as our friend is not and should not be limited to them simply not being white. We can not continue to use our intellectual prowess and energies defending those who don't defend us when faced with stereotypes and lies about us. Mexican men and women are not trying to defuse, refute or speak truth to the lie that Black folk are lazy and that they work harder than us, in fact the President of Mexico suggested the same thing. While Mexican men and women are not our enemy they should not be embraced simply because they are non-white, far too many people have and continue to benefit from fights against injustice in America that we led and yet don't give us the respect we deserve for making their opportunities possible. So I don't simply accept all none white folk as a friend, because some of them are as much an enemy to our uplift as white folk have been and continue to be.


The thing is though, the racism isn't one way, there is also Black racism against non-Black non-Whites.

Yes, I know there are non-Whites out there that are very racist to Blacks (and I'm not saying that ALL of them are our friends, you misunderstand me), but let's be real: we're not exactly saints either. It's not like we were never racist towards them, or that we exactly welcomed them all the time when they first came into this country.

Instead of nit-picking over who is more racist or who was racist first, we should be willing to ally with those that are willing to work with us and defend us in return (I know some like that). Like Nmaginate said, our effort should be directed at business itself, but we should also make some allies too. No one group is powerful or numerous enough to take on the System by themself.


I say Minorities should form their own vanguard parties for their own Communities. But, we can coalition together when it's convenient.
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