quote:Originally posted by folobatuyi:quote:Originally posted by Sweetwuzzy:
I think the best way to fix African and African American relations is for people to educate themselves. It's pretty sad that not many African americans don't know about africa's history and present. I think that Africans as well need to learn about African Americans history...........
Now that would imply that these folks are even willingly to even consider that option..."educate themselves" ...geez, sweatwuzzy...that would imply work, effort, having an open mind....more work! Might win but a select few!
Personally, I am willingly to bet that more of African Americans (AA) would be more willing to take you up on that offer to educate themselves on African issue than Africans on AA related issues without a doubt in my mind. It always baffled me about that observation that to me it seemed that AAs were far more interested in learning about Africans and less likely to simply blow off the notion of learning about African culture as non-existent as some Africans I have come across who continue to just simply view AAs as cultureless..never understood it completely....I guess this is more reflective of our collective (albeit preprogrammed)self-hatred.
I have to agree. Not all Africans are like that though. I have heard Africans say that African Americans have a lack of culture, yet these same people want African Americans to learn more about African history.
You can't call a group of people uncultured and
then get mad at them that they don't know your history and culture.
Like I said, the best way to fix African and African American relations is for each group to learn each others history and culture. Another way is for African Americans to take our image of ourselves in the media VERY SERIOUSLY....