It has always been a challenge for young Afro-descendants in the Americas to know their history. Each people on earth relies on its history to better know itself, to better redefine itself and to better orient or reorient its future. Several historians are of the opinion that Black people in the Americas (North America and Latin America) have been deprived of their history.
Others, on the other hand, think that Blacks have not taken their own history seriously and that is the reason why millions of Blacks, among others in the United States and Canada seem to be culturally disoriented and do not stand up as a solid entity in the context of the countries where they live.
Blacks were taken away by force from Africa and spread all over the Americas and other parts of the world to serve the interest of white supremacists. Is there a better way to reign on a people than to divide them? Blacks have since been divided and risen against each other. Whites have been since then on one side preaching to Africans in Africa that Black Americans for instance, have excellent life conditons, they have now become Whites and because they are welthy they have become arrogant and have forgotten were they orignated from. On the other side they have been preaching to Blacks in America and elsewhere outside of Africa, how lazy, dirty, incompetent and corrupt black Africans are. They have been feeding them permanently with catastrophic images of droughts, hunger, war etc... and telling them that they have evolved and therefore, have nothing to do again with Blacks in the mother continent. Of cause, none of these is true and it is very sorrowful that afro-descendants make little effort to visit african countries. Look here: for a white Canadian or a white US-American, whenever some minimun financial conditions are satisfyed, a trip to Europe is a must. This helps them keep close to each other as white communities.
Do you think Black people of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean know enough about the history of their respective peoples? Why?
March 27, 2017
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