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Professor Booker T. Coleman (aka Kaba Kamene) on the Kony 2012 frenzy
Hotep Family, I have learned to wait and see for things that are just placed right in front of my face. Whenever I hear words like “Kony or Con(job),” African bells begin to ring in my head. And whenever invisible people ask for my time AND money…Well!!! The last time I heard that, folk that did not look like me were herding me and mine on boats taking me against my will across a mighty ocean. For all intentions and purposes, it seems like the only difference this time is these same forces are doing the same thing only they are trying to take the boat(Load of money) to the other side of the same ocean. Malcolm X says…”Think for yourself.” I’m only saying now…Wait and see. Sharpen your eye and tune your ear, so you know what you see…understand what you hear, Thanks to Listervelt Middleton…”On the Origin of Things.” Let’s get Serious about getting Sirius. Hotep. Kaba Hiawatha
This is an elder speaking to us on the issue of the Kony 2012 bandwagon phenomena.
we need to be critical of this shit before it gets outta hand.
hey! this is like the 2nd time I've ever written in your inbox, but I have a question. What has driven you to be so passionate to study so much about racism against Africans or black studies? I am 16, I am very intrigued by your blog and I would like to know the reason behind it.
hey wusup lol..well it was when i took my first black studies class called Intro to African Psychology with Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll (remember that name) at SUNY New Paltz. by that time i hadn’t rele grasped what racism meant beyond the usual way we tend to think of it now: individual prejudice.
i also had taken a class in the same semester called Intro to Africa with Dr. Kaba Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman, please youtube him) and well the rest is history (pun intended—Kaba is a historian). i started reading more, watching more videos and documentaries, taking more classes, talking to upperclassmen who were black studies majors who understood what racism really is: institutional and systematic, spanning 500+ years during the ongoing Maafa, or African holocaust.
now i am majoring in black studies. i was convinced. i grew up in the Bronx, in conditions that are a result of racism, imperialism, and capitalism. we live in a society where black and brown ppl are shot down for no reason, incarcerated for no reason, massacred and left to die.
so it all clicked. We as people of color must defend ourselves against this beast called racism, a product of european ideology and worldview, a manifestation of and in conjunction with white supremacy. the third world has been sweeped off its feet by the first world white european elite capitalist imperialists, stolen of its treasures, land, people, and history, all justified by racism.