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Hotep Kweli4Real,

Please don't think that I was attacking any one individual for 'acting white'. I didn't think anyone would take my comments personally. If the shoe fits, by all means, wear it. Acting white is what we are expected to do because of the methods used in and during slavery in order to dismatle our culture and for the slave masters to interject theirs or replace ours with theirs. And it worked!!! As with the willie lynch letter suggests this method would last for two hundred years plus. It's still working today as it was intended. To imply that I was personal in my anology is ludicrous because I have never seen or know anyone on this forum and vise versa. But what I said is real and true as I am sure we all know some one or some bodies who either act as though they were white amerikkans (the celebration of 'their' holidays, the way they immulate white amerikkka, etc) or better still, wish they were white. What is acting white? I have a neighbor who plays that role expertly. I don't bother him nor doe's he bother me. We speak or wave and thats the extent of our involvment. I perfer it that way because there is no way this brother will be anything other than what he and his family are.

My childres were accused of 'acting white' because of the way they spoke the kings english as well as the way they dressed. My wife and I did not teach our children to speak 'proper english'; we taught they to speak english 'properly' therefore they were labled 'acting white'. No matter because this stigma did not pervent them for being what we are: Black, popular and successful. They were not 'acting' Black because they are, like me, Black and proud of it. I have members of my family who are just s 'amricanized' as the average white amerikkkan. Kool-and-the-gang with me. They are still my family and I love them and I am close to them but they know where this brother stands. They know the only holiday I celebrate is new years and they know I couldn't care less about their religions (christianity and islam) and their bibles (the holy bible and the koran). I don't begrudge them for being what they are. They are still my family and I love them and would die for them. But I am a Black man and nothing can nor will change that. Stay Black. Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike
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