September 22, 2021

5 thoughts on “BLACK AMERICANS EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM AFRICA #Ghana #Repatriation #MyLifeInGhana

  1. Let me give my honest opinion about African Americans. I grow up at small town called cape coast in Ghana and I remember at the age of 10 years old my father took me to cape coast deugeon to learn the history of our people taking to different world.although that’s 1970s until I travel to Europe and I meet an African American woman from mobile Alabama we did have relationships and through her that I begin to learn the history of African Americans after slavery and I was shocked and angry at the same time because in Ghana they don’t teach us about the African Americans history, we learn only British history and their evil monarchy..I remember the death of Eric gamer in New York change the way I view America when it’s comes to race and the discrimination against African Americans and I promise myself I will never set my foot on that land.if I have power I will make our people come back motherland and I will contribute to make that happen in my life time

  2. Here are some thoughts that I have (below) in reaction to thus very interesting and enlightening dialogue (video).

    A Road to Empowerment for African Diasporans-US

    In addition to moving back to the southern part of the United States, here are some healthy (and healing) starter tips for African Diasporans in the United States: 1. drop the term 'Black American' (or any similar ideological variant, like FBA or ADOS) all together; 2. create consensus on an African/Bantu-derived linguistic term to re-define the group, 3. encapsulate all your experiences, achievements and ethos narrative under the new ethnic group name such that a new chapter is created for your progress, 4. drop all individual slave names and thus, research and legally take-back African (Bantu) names, 5. explore and embrace Ubuntu as an African philosophy of humanity (and human kindness), 6. use and engage Africa as a multi-faceted resource, e.g., naming of Black organizations in the United States using African words; setting-up business links with African nations; touring African nations; pursuing dual-citizenship in African countries; plus more.

    The aforementioned collective set of ideas is inexpensive, but rich in content regarding healing, mental health and positive cultural energy. It will set (or re-set) the groundwork/foundation for healing and solutions in multiple areas, e.g., male-female relations; community building; conflict management; economic empowerment, etc. Items 1-6, if implemented, will help the Black Diaspora from being a continued footstool for the empowerment of wazungu (white folks).

    Respectfully, my training and research informs me that all ethnoracial groups of people should identify themselves from a word or phrase which linguistically connects (or references) them to their ancestral origin geospace. Regarding the African Diaspora peoples in the United States, a KiSwahili root would make sense. Ex. Maboma (mah-boh-mah) or Watu wengi (also, Watuwengi) which translates as 'many villages' or 'many peoples', respectively, in context to the fact that Black people were brought to the United States from many communities, villages and areas across Africa. In fact, the geo-origin of the African Diaspora throughout the so-called Americas collectively represents the Senegambia-DRC-Angola tri-node region+Mozambique area+Madagascar, a wide swatch territory which I have coined as Kijiji Kikubwa ('big village' in KiSwahili). The words that I mentioned (Maboma; Watuwengi) as possible group names for Black people in the United States are just selected examples; there are many more terms which can be derived. However, the main point (to be reiterated) is that Black people should name themselves from the use of African languages as a resource. I look forward to reading response comments to my views. (from Baruti, DARC analyst)

  3. I love this topic but let me ask u this when Africans come to America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ is very very hard for us and black America don't even think about Africans the reality u guys don't even like us calling us Africans eastet Ghanaia or nigerian or Senegalese no no steal use white man language πŸ€” African African but if the person is white African then u call them by them country names like Egyptian like Moroccans or Somalia because then looks light skin color but when πŸ€” is color u just said Africans you see πŸ‘€ now let's talk about this guy's have no America experience yet so hi can said or hi don't know much

  4. Good conversation; thanks to you both. Here's my brief comment on your question as to why people are resistant to the back-to-Africa movement. I doubt that most Ghanaians/Africans are resistant to the idea. To the contrary, I believe most people are open to the idea and very welcoming. Social media banter is what may be feeding this false narrative, but remember the vast majority of the people have no online presence whatsoever. Even for the folks online, I think part of what may be feeding their resistance is the unfortunate attitudes SOME AAs who visited the continent have put out, especially here on YouTube. The snobbery, condescension and certain downright scandalous statements have not helped. Of course they don't represent all of Black diaspora, but in the world we live in, bad news spread faster than good. What we all need is a willingness to learn, understand and appreciate each others struggles and realities. But we cannot do that until we are willing to RESPECT each other.

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