Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2002
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As me always say, when Black people and people of color are no longer down-pressed, disenfranchised, starved, murdered and held back in all parts of the world by the system of global white supremacy/capitalism... then I will no longer look at categories like "Black" and "white" but will see only hue-manity. But until that day, I represent BLACK firmly and I intend to play my part, small as it may be, in liberating IanI African poor people from the physical, mental and spiritual shackles that we are bound by. As for white Rastas, it is not for I to judge that, it is only for JAH, in the end we will see who and who is the true Rastas.
"Race" does not really exist, as you know if you've looked at biology. There is more genetic variation within any given "race" than between "races". But race as a social construct does exist and has a huge effect on people's lives (not to mention people's deaths)! It cannot be ignored. It's easy to be/think you are colorblind when you're a member of the privileged race/caste. When you're a member of the down-pressed race/caste, it's SUICIDAL to be totally colorblind. That don't mean hate white people or have nothing to do with them, it means be careful. Don't be too quick to trust them. (Not that you don't have to be careful with ones of your own color sometimes too!)
By the way, my dad is "white", if that matters to you.
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