Friday, September 18, 2015
Sister mmmdot's words
mmmdot • 16 days ago
I like what they have to say about cultural appropriation, but "tribe" is a white supremacist term in reference to Africans. I DO love that gorgeous makeup, tho. Black is beautiful!
Pretty much. And thank YOU for everything you've said.
I have to look for the info but I'm sure that I read somewhere that I read that somewhere that Swahili an indigenous African Bantu language from people who migrated from West Africa to Eastern Africa. I'll have to look it up but it irritates the hell out of me b/c I constantly hear white academic racists (and their acolytes) bring it up like cultural continuity AND diversity can't exist on the African continent at the same time. It just seems like such a stupid white person thing to bring up and fixate on...
mmmdot (in response to a deciever):
Lol! Everyone: this is the colonized mindset [i.e. internalized white supremacy] in practice. It's a mental illness caused by white supremacy. This is why it's important to teach your kids something other than faulty (Aristotelian) disjunctive "logic" and dichotomous (Manichean) "reasoning" - they end up being incapable of producing anything approaching a comprehensive, intelligent thought. Their tactics and speech resemble the mentally incompetent whites with fragmented, limited reasoning skills that we ALREADY deal with all day, everyday. Unless they ever choose to decolonize their minds, talking to these dumb fucks is LITERALLY like talking to a racist white troll in a (supposedly) Black body.
Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Jr.: Africa is a vast continent. It is second only to Asia in size. Traditionally it has been divided into large geographical regions and studies have focused on its diversity and distinctiveness. As we learn more about Africa and its peoples, it is obvious that there are two major themes which will help us understand the diverse continent. One is that Africa is not jungle; it has a diverse geographical mixture of climatic zones with different ecologies and environments. In the North and South there are temperate zones. The dominant feature of these regions, however, are the deserts, particularly the Sahara which affects the northern part of the continent from the Red Sea in the East to the Atlantic Ocean in the West. In the central and eastern regions are the Great Lakes and mountainous zones, featuring Mount Kenya and famous Kilimanjaro and the Ethiopian Highlands. The vast majority of the continent in the East, the West and the South is Savannah or grasslands that have facilitated the migration and movement of peoples and animals. The rain forest or jungle covers less than 10% of the continent and is concentrated in the great watershed of the Congo River basin in the heart of Africa and along the West Coast.
The other theme centers around the cultural unity of Africa and its peoples. This subject is very important because the ethnic uniqueness of the various African groups often hides the cultural unity throughout the different regions of the continent. To better understand the many ethnic groups in Africa, it is helpful to look at the common functions of the most important institutions and similar practices of the folkways and custom. To more fully appreciate the uniqueness of the different African peoples, it is necessary to look at the value systems and the institutions that perpetuate these values. As a result, a more productive approach to understanding Africa and her peoples is to see the cultural unity within ethnic diversity. AFRICAN UNITY AND DIVERSITY.
African Ethnic Groups
Africa has many ethnic groups and distinct societies. Some are large populations, representing millions of people; others are small, representing thousands. Some have highly structured kingdoms with kings and chiefs and councils. Others have independent clan structures. Some are world famous for their art work and sculpture as well as weaving techniques. Some are unified culturally with sister groups and have developed high levels of civilization, such as the Akan, the Yoruba, the Mande, the Swahili, the Amharic and the Hausa-Fulani. Some are famous as cattle herders and warriors such as the Zulus, Masai and Kikuyu.
It is generally accepted that African has over one thousand languages among its various people. Most of these local languages, however, can be grouped into major African language families. The principle of unity and diversity is applicable in the language area just as it is applicable in climate, geology, food production, culture and physical type.
Four language family classifications are: