Here is a challenge for historians: the history of an as large community as the Afro-Americans has been hidden for centuries. The repressive and slavery-like administrative apparatus set up by the Whites in american countries has for its sole purpose the alienation and the strengthening of servitude. Proof, among other things:
1) The religious practices of Blacks upon their arrival in the Americas have all disappeared.
2) African systems of naming children have all disappeared.
3) The structures of organization of life in society taken with from Africa have disappeared.
The repressive apparatus has an interest in seeing the development of a black society completely without reference points which it is easier to manipulate and subjugate.
If for example you have ever come accross french or german descendants in the Americas or anywhere else in the world, you must have noticed how proud they are about their origins. Being an afro-descendant is neither a crime nor something you should hide or be ashamed of. It is neither a reason to subordinate onself to others nor to be oppressed by them. It is just part of you. It is yourself. If you are proud about youself (and you should be!), then you should also be proud of being an african-descendant because that is just you. It is your dignity (at least part of it), and, your dignity is inviolable.
Do you think that teaching the history of Black people of the Americas in schools and universities can slow down this process?
June 4, 2017
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