Free Knowledge Friday: Who are you?
These videos touch on a very important subject as most of us are embarrassingly ignorant of our history and the effect of rampant Eurocentricity on us today. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with European culture, but when you put another people’s culture over your own consciously or subconsciously there are bound to be negative psychological and societal effects for your people. It’s like Dr. Amos Wilson said (I can’t remember the quote, so I’ll summarize), the relationship between the Afrikan/Afrikan American and the European/White American has fundamentally remained the same to this very day…servitude and reliance. It’s safe to say that this is partly due to not knowing our history and, therefore, being doomed to repeat it over and over again. We don’t know ourselves, therefore, we can’t identify our friends or our enemies. Let’s make it Black History Year (at least for Black folks) and try to constantly learn about our past so we can create an effective strategy for the future.