Sun Ship said:We need to understand semiotics, semantics and symbolism as we delve into this subject of Blackness. There is also etymology as compare to folk etymology. Also annotation, cultural exegesis and interpretive colloquialisms should also be considered. And metaphysics and spiritually may not be far behind.
We were supposed to have embraced, venerated and reinvigorated this word Black, years ago. This is not an African term or a term invented by African people. Slave traders once used this term black and black at one time was a hue removed from the palettes of European artist, for it was not considered a valid or affective color.
Why aren’t white people debating the color white or the term European? Who really came from the Caucasus Mountains? And was America really named after Amerigo Vespucci? Why aren’t we debating these things?
How can the people who created mathematics, philosophy and religion be debating who is black or what the word Black (in the year 2004) mean to them?
This is a really silly and retrogressive thread.
Precisely brotha, Maybe we need to be elaborating on the Black Dot