As Black Americans, we have been told on numerous occasions to go back to Africa. Today I am going to make an assessment of that statement. Throughout my life, I have known many African people and a lot of us don't really know the truth. The truth is, we do not have a homeland. We tend to think that if things do not work out in America, we can just gather up our families and head to the Continent of Africa and we will be welcomed with open arms. This could be further from the truth because the truth is, we can visit but we are not really wanted in Africa. We are thought of as dumb, lazy and being a burden in Africa.
We are not really thought of as Ancestors of the African people. I had a conversation about this with a friend of mines and people in Africa like to point out the fact that we are mixed race and that we do not truly have African blood. We have to realize that we are in America but we are treated as we don't belong and it is the same way in Africa. Many years ago, I would hear people say that they would gladly go back but really what are you going back to? Are you ready to be talked down to and treated inferior by your own people?
Of course, we are not in America by choice but since we are here, it is time for us to plant our feet firmly on the ground and take our rightful place and learn as much as we can and grow. I do not usually do these kinds of post on this blog but I was led to do so and I use the term African American very loosely because Africa isn't our home.
We are absolutely not immigrants and it is going to take a big change of our mindset to effect a renewing of our spirits to live right and bring our families up with the fear of the Lord. He is the only one that we can turn to, to break the cycle of lack, disrespecting our minds and our bodies and stagnation. I was always told that there are many secrets and they are in books and a lot of us miss it because we do not read books enough.
People come to America and they like to use us for our citizenship because they think that we are stupid. Just think about it for a minute, they want to use us because we have something valuable. There are many things wrong in America and we face a lot of injustice but again think about it. Another black person wants to use you for something that we take for granted. Do you really think that other races want to see the African man or woman in America? Heck no! But they will give them a chance because of their mind and hunger to make it in America by working hard and educating themselves.
Let's make America work for us, and it will not be easy but go to the Library and learn all you can. They cannot steal your knowledge. Educate yourself formally but you can also do it informally for free.