African American History Culture : Wanting to Learn

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  1. mikeUK

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    I am a white guy (please don't hate me for that), and not knowing much about Black history and culture, im keen to learn more, to make me a better person.

    Are there any good sites or books to read to help me?
     
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    There are plenty of topics in here with references you can read. We wont attack you for being white, but being from the UK?!!? :10100::11900:




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    Hi mikeUK ... what exactly do you want to know?

    Are there specific questions you have?

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    It is more general really, the struggle of the Black race and how it is still ongoing.
     
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    mikeUK ... since you do not have a specific question, I did a brief search on the enslavement of Africans via the United Kingdom.

    Maybe your homeland's historic treatment of Africans is a good place to start learning.

    The following article says :

    The history of British slavery has been buried. The thousands of British families who grew rich on the slave trade, or from the sale of slave-produced sugar, in the 17th and 18th centuries, brushed those uncomfortable chapters of their dynastic stories under the carpet.

    The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed

    The article is a good read. I learned some things myself.

    If you have any specific questions let us know.

    Much Love and Peace.

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    :11200:so, it is the rape victims place to educate the rapist, ok.....
     
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    I don't think it's so much that ... though I do get your point.

    Today's white folk aren't the actual rapists as such (in most cases).

    They are beneficiaries of the historic assaults and do still today, reap its reward.

    Most seem oblivious to it though, which is quite disconcerting to us (me).

    In the article I linked above, Ben Affleck who learned his family was one of the reapers ... said ... “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed.”

    Dr. Joy DeGruy, in her book - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing - speaks to the challenge of white folk owning their historic behavior.

    This would be a good read mikeUK - since you asked for books too.

    Here is a video of her teaching on this topic and her book :


    She happened to be teaching in London, in the above video.

    Enjoy!

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    if you follow the money you will find that they actually are the rapists.
    africa is being raped, right now, as we speak, by white people.
    white people of today use all their white power to beat back any and every attempt by black people to advance our status.
    today's whites are the actual rapists. they learned it from their grandfathers.


     
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    I did qualify my statement above ... saying ... in most cases.

    I do agree there are some raping even today.

    Love You!

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