Peace, please Rasta must always conduct ones self with dignity. Some people have made this a race issue when it is not. I believe we have strayed from the point and become wrapped up in personal one-upance. I think we could ALL use a dose of humility.
Opression is a two way street that hurts both the opressor and the opressed because it seperates huemanity from mankind unjustly. Each of us should be teaching and learning. There is no need to agree with someone in order to learn from them.
Opression also has a trap door, in case of emergency break open glass, that provents the reuniting of peoples. This trap door is called a melting pot. Each culture has an intrinsic value that cannot be ignored. It is not enough to say we are all equal and there are no diffrences in color, because that is a trap. Instead we should be saying we are all one and only together can we solve the problem that touches us all.
You can not change history to suit your current needs. History is ugly and brutal and unforgiving. You cannot say that a man, or woman, was something that they were not in order to smooth out modern day wrinkles. You can only say this is what happened and this is how I plan to change it, if you would like to join my struggle you are welcome to do so. You cannot say I like your goals but I believe that WE should persue it this new way becasue your old way is inefficent. You must join and agree, or disagree and start your own movement. If all roads lead to the same point it does not matter how each and every one of us get there. As long as we are together in the end.
The Most High will not judge you based on the acts of another, only on the acts you have personaly commited. Trod your own road.
His Majesty is a Black man, Robert Nesta Marley is a Black man, Marcus Garvey is a Black man. These facts cannot be changed, it should not even be a debate. It does not take anything away from my bredren and sistren who are white, yellow, brown, red and all hues inbetween. In fact if you reverse the movement of Babylon system then you will discover that skin color is only a way to determine what tribe someone comes from, what language they speak, where they come from or at the very least how to discribe a person who is not in the room. No more, no less. You cannot make everyone same, it is not a positive movement, you must remeber that we are all one, pieces of a whole. Nobody debates the higherarchy of a rainbow, everybody knows that red and green are part of what makes a rainbow, without each color the rainbow is not a rainbow any longer.
The Most High made Black people first, but did not stop there. Why should we. Who are we to mess with a divine plan in action? Each color of the Hueman to mankind spectrum is precious and beautiful in it's own right. We should not judge a person by the qualities of another but only by the laws laid down by the Most High.
Remeber, if a being exist then it was put here by The Most High and should not have to suffer the judgment of another of His creations as well as the judgment of its Creator. You must love everything that exist, even the foot that stomps you and the blade that cuts you. If you trod your own road then you should be too busy to pass judgment on anyone other than youself.