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I've noticed that just about all race groups have some form of self hatered.However,I feel some of us African/black treat it like nothing, and even try to pull it off as a 'joke' regular talk.

How will things like AIDS,Crime,Children born out of Wed-Lock behaviour ever stop ,when some of the people who are suppose to be doing the job to stop it,don't believe in Black /African people themselves?

Its just so much Self hate,Self shame going on through some of our heads from the very young,to the very old.Will African/black people Always see themselves as Oppressed??

I know the passed was really bad,but I don't know why some African people HATE themselve So much and feel the need to disrespect themeselves and their entire race like its some kind of birthright!!



Wikipedia says this about Black/African self hate:

"Some Black people feel that those who demonstrate a preference for clothing styles, music choices, etc. that have been predominantly associated with white culture are self-hating. Thus for them being Black is more just one's skin color. Some, such as journalist John Carlson, have suggested that gangsta rap is a form of Black Self-hatred. In his view, when Black rappers portray Black women as "bitches" and "whores" and Black men as "worthy of respect only in relation to their capacity to kill or maim others" they are essentially expressing a form of self-hate with basically buying into and propagating, through their music, racist stereotypes about Black people. This term has been used by Black supremacist groups to defend racism, arguing that this self-hatred results from attempting to coexist with Whites.

Black self-hatred can show itself in the form of embarrassment or shame in those things that are culturally identified with African heritage. Such feelings are ingrained in subtle ways from childhood. Some black people may become reluctant to share or perpetuate activities or traditions that have in the past caused them anxiety. They may come to hate those things and, by extension, themselves.

Another variation of Black self-hatred is the issue of colorism, which refers to the intracultural conflict between light-complected (and sometimes straight-haired) Black people and dark-complected Black people. This is attributed to to the effects of slavery and segregation, as light-skinned blacks (which included quadroons and even octoroons) have often been treated considerably better by white slave masters, or by white society in general, than their more full-blooded brethren. Also to note is that the notion of "superiority" of light-skinned Blacks over dark-skinned Blacks, or vice versa, is scientifically erroneous, as no correlations have been found between lightness of skin in blacks and intelligence, job success, or other factors. In addition, there are many autochthonous African (or peripheral African) groups which have narrower features and straighter hair than the classic "West African" phenotype (such as Tutsis or Aborigines), but these features had little, if anything, to do with Caucasian admixture, as was previously believed. Self-hatred exists on the African continent as well, mainly due to the influence of European colonizers who believed that certain groups were more "Caucasian" in appearance than others (see Hamitic Myth). This theory has been named by some as one of the causes of the Rwandan Genocide".
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I suppose we will talk about the issue of self-hatred for generations more.

Ignoring the cause is not the answer.

That might cause a 'festering effect' that could lead to more dire consequence.

'Air and sunlight' is an environment that will allow us to grow in our knowledge of ourselves.

Knowing oneself is good.

Allowing that knowledge to be debilitating is immature.

We are still growing, and...still healing.

As African American-Americans, release from that bondage is the gateway to our ultimate freedom as a people in a hostile society.

PEACE

Jim Chester

PEACE

Jim Chester
I don't know how to address the Bermuda Issue.

I grew up having been given the belief that 'Bermuda' was place that African American-Americans did not 'go'.

I alwayw thought it was curious that while 'white' people (European-Americans) were always the ones talking about 'Bermuda', the pictures of 'Bermuda' always seemed to feature African-looking people in uniforms and white gloves...a great big smiles.

Maybe the behavior of the 'people' today is rebellion against something...or someone.

PEACE

Jim Chester
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Its just so much Self hate,Self shame going on through some of our heads from the very young,to the very old.Will African/black people Always see themselves as Oppressed??


Self hate for me means that anything BLACK is compared to anything NOT BLACK. NOT BLACK is the HIGH WATER MARK while BLACK is the LOW POINT of NO ACCEPTANCE.

There is alot of PRINCIPLES in BLACK but due to HATE of BLACK and the PERCIEVED LACK with BLACK, also LEARNED BEHAVIOR that went UNCORRECTED compared to NOT BLACK, we REFUSE to LOOK DIRECTLY AT IT like the biblical reference of MOSES and the children of ISRAEL because WE PUT A VEIL of HATE over our EYES at BLACK.

You cannot BUILD and SUSTAIN anything without a STRONG FOUNDATION or PRINCIPLE. HATE simply isnt a STRONG FOUNDATION and I certainly am not GOING to LET IT GET THE UPPERHAND in MY LIFE as a MEMBER of RACE of PEOPLE who DESERVE CREDIT.

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