AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
In Response To: Re: Congo ()
Mabage - I have also had the experience of living in Africa - Southern Africa - and have also observed the impact of racism/white supremacy on African people. However one must remeber that racism/white supremacy is global and effects Africans throughout the Diaspora, so the same thing you observed in Africa can be seen here in North and South America, The Carribeans, Europe, Asia and any other place African people reside. It is easier to see the mess in your neighbor's house than it in your own house.
I would encourage you to check-out the following books if you have not done so already:
Akbar, Na'im, Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery
Akbar, Na'im, From Miseducation to Education
Ani, Marimba, Yurugu: An African Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior
Chinweizu, The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite
Cress-Welsing, France, The Isis Papers: Keys to the Colors
Wilson, Amos, Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination
Wilson, Amos, The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy
Criticism was not to demean fellow Africans but to speak specifically about my observations of a certain Congolese mindset. I understand the effects of racism in all its forms, but the end result is that self hate has become an accepted way of life that is manifested in self destructive behavior. The very same can be said for the Diaspora, the only difference is manner in which is expressed. I have a great deal of love for our people in Congo as well as the entire African world but I do recognize collective weaknesses that must be addressed. Our people have bought into Euro and Arabo-Centrism and until this is eliminated we will be at the mercy of interests not our own.