AFRICA DOES NOT CARE MUCH ABOUT THEM EITHER, THE INGRATES
WHO CANNOT LOSE THEIR IDENTITY NO MATTER WHAT THEY CAN DO TO LIGHTEN THE COLOR
OF THEIR SKIN WHO ARE STILL GRAPPLING WITH THEIR IDENTITY CRISIS AND ACCEPTANCE.
By Mansor Puteh
It is not easy to be Black or Africans living outside of
No matter how they behave and try to be somebody else, they are seen to be
Blacks and as Black as their ancestors who were first detained in Africa and
and be considered as ‘goods’ and not humans. America
Someone remarked to Sammy Davis, Jr, that he had more chains on him than his ancestors. The person happened to be Johnny Carson, so he is not ‘someone’ and what he said had to be a joke and not meant to demean him.
So Sammy had to laugh at it.
They are not the African Diaspora. They are descendants of Former Slaves. The Blacks in
suffering or experiencing a mental Blackout for so long. America
Many of them have become successful but there are many more who can just get by with a sizeable number who are not as better off than their brethren in the slums in
Even after so many generations, the Blacks are still very much African in all ways.
Some of them may try to do a lot to clear the color of their skin and not speak in any of the languages in Africa that their ancestors who fled their respective countries in
Africa had used which they would
Basically the Blacks in America are no different to those in Africa today, no matter what they do to themselves, by any means possible, they are still Blacks and many of them still look very African like their ancestors did when they first landed in the country in the Sixteenth Century on despite them not being able to speak in any African language or practicing any African culture, and so on.
So few had decided to return to their roots by reverting to Islam, which is the major religion of their ancestors and started to use Arabic or Muslim names, despite some of them not being Muslims at all.
It seems only Oprah Winfrey is trying to do something with her fame and fortune by establishing some foundations in South Africa to help young Africans to get education so they can be empowered by that.
But the other notable Blacks in
and other countries outside of the African continent seem not to be keen to do
On the contrary, Bill and his wife, Melinda Gates of Microsoft have been doing a lot of things to help out those in
their Bill and Melinda Foundation despite them not being Blacks at all.
Saudi Arabia which is
where Islam came and grew, has not bothered to help out the Blacks in Africa
especially those in Somalia
whose ancestors had accepted Islam long ago and also Arabic as their national
It is too bad that this has now caused tremendous damage to the two countries and the others where they are many African-Muslims, including Yeman, despite being Arab, have also not benefited from being the closest neighbor to Saudi Arabia and the two countries are also land-locked in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, with it now being attacked by Saudi Arabia which had caused the Houthis to have other plans for Yeman, after so many decades of neglect by Saudi Arabia.
Prophet Mohammed, pbuh, had also gone to
to trade. But this fact does
not seem to ring any bell in the Saudis. Yemen
Africa does not seem to need or to care for the Blacks that are now in
over the world, because they had not been known to be charitable. America
On the contrary, they have been charged for being negligent and forgetful and can be described as ingrates, for not showing any interest in the affairs of
In the 1960s there was some move by the Blacks in America to show their love and gratitude and appreciation for Africa, when films are made to show Black and African pride, with many young men and woman starting to wear African-style clothes and also adopting African and Arab-sounding names, such as Hakim.
Now we also have Queen Latifah and other names that are used by many Blacks in
especially by those who had reverted to Islam and the members of the Nation of
Islam who are proud to use their new Arabic names. America
Muhammad Ali and his brother Rahman Ali led the way for them to do that.
But why did the trend stop? And why is there no association of African Diaspora much like the other association of Chinese and Indian Diasporas who meet every year to chart out plans for their race, despite many of them are not living in any Chinese or Indian country?
So far the Blacks in
do not seem to have a real life to live other than to try and ape the Whites
and not knowing what else that they can do with their lives and the continent
their ancestors had come from. America
Unlike the Indians and Chinese and Arabs who take the whole of
and the Arab World with them wherever they go and may be living now, the Blacks
in America and elsewhere had
left Africa behind.
But the color of their skin and thickness of their pigmentation cannot hide their true identity and shame in being Africans.
Of course all the Blacks in
especially can do much to help develop Africa,
without allowing it slide until many countries in the continent could be
destroyed by in-fighting and civil strife leading to civil wars, if the Ebola
outbreaks had not managed to teach them any lesson at all.