THEE AFRO AMERICAN

I can recall the awkward bullying of the African by the African American during adolescence. As if being from Africa was a curse.

But how can one blame the bully for feeling superior to the African, when it is the American educational system that harbors many stereotypes about the African. African history was taught in a way that juxtaposes the African and African American. The black history taught in numerous educational systems holds little merit.

Why?

Perhaps it is fear.

Perhaps if the African American delved into the true study of the “Negro”, of black America, and of Africa, they may find truths unbeknownst to the melaninated race.

Perhaps if the African American were to learn their real history, it would prove to be of great burden to the individuals leading the corporation of America.

Perhaps if the African American and the African become cohesive in understanding one another’s history, the oppressors may have a hard time oppressing a conscious community of brown brothers and sisters.

So to efficiently divide the two one must disconnect the continent of Africa from the spirit of the African Americans. One who is born in America need not know the affairs of the African continent. Simply broadcast news coverages on the politics, and the economics of the Anglo-Saxon, and Euro-centric nations only. The African American need not be concerned with the Continent where life may have originated from, nor should they bother learning who they really are.

Yet the African American that knows one’s real history is a far bigger threat than the African American that uses violence as a means for protest, subsequently perpetuating the conditions in Afro America communities.

Understand your history and the rest is history.