quote:Originally posted by ShayaButHer:quote:Originally posted by Rowe:
Ok, you do realize that you named a preference for multiple cultures in your response, don't you? African, West Indian, and African American are three different cultural groups, and even within these cultural groups, there are multiple cultural and ethnic differences. So, why wouldn't you appreciate a woman who embraces multiculturalism, specifically cultures that are different from her own?
If I may, I wondered the same thing until I got back to the basics of what he was saying...I understood that statement to mean that "she" is not being all "We are the world" to the point of ignoring the issues that concern US, African/Indian/Black People, as a whole. "She" can love all of the rest of the world, but her loyalty is and always will be with her people. "She" is mindful not to forget who SHE IS....she remembers and always pays homage to her roots....or as my father used to warn when we were little: "Don't turn White!"
But I am not AfroSaxon speaking, so I may be wrong.
"Wisdom Is A Woman CRACKING Up About Now!"
That's what I figured he was trying to get across too... but I think he was referring to 'West Indian' as in Africans/Blacks in/from the Caribbean Shaya... Not the Native Amerikkkan heritage you referenced in your previous post.