quote:Originally posted by Black Viking:quote:Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
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.
Does this statement also apply to white people, or is it impossible for an individual white person to be an ally?
Black people don't have any allies. Nor does any other group want to be our allies. Asians, Whites, Hispanics and any other group for that matter only want to be our allies when it serves their interest. The world has never worked the way you perceive it. This is the cold hard truth. Why can't you comprehend this, Black Viking? I thought we went over this before. And why are the misguided like yourself so concerned about how other people perceive Black folk with your ill-conceived efforts to change public opinion? If white folk perception of Blacks is unfavorable then that's their goddamn problem. I'm not going to kiss their ass to make them like me.
Who the hell cares about being accepted by white folk. We have our own internal problems that must be resolved by Blacks and only by Blacks in-house. It doesn't help by compounding the problem with interference from other people who don't have the collective welfare of Black people as a priority and never will. You haven't figured this out by now or you don't want to, which is it?
This tedious subject reminds me of a debate I had in college regarding the civil rights movement. Part of the problem was far too many tired negroes in the movement who's only objective was to have access or the ability to sex/marry white folk and live in their communities. Black liberation was never on the agenda. These fools allowed themselves and white folk to dupe them into believing the civil rights movement was about being "allies", friends or being accepted. ***Shaking my head***
Being allies isn't going to fix our problems. LOL! The last time I checked the Asians and whites don't need or want Blacks as allies. Possessing the economic and political liberation to choose our right of passage to do for ourselves by uplifting the Black community and re-establishing or connection with our relatives on the other side of the Atlantic is the only way to ensure our self-preservation. Not making allies with white folk, Asians, Arabs or anyone else for that matter who dont give two shits about Black people.
Wise up and get it together, "Black Viking"!