A Thought on Black International Repatriation

If it is true that racism, against black black people, is a separation of humanity from its origins, as opposed to an attack on skin colour, rather than a directive on physical repatriation to Africa, what we need to look for is an education on human, and global, history.
I’m beginning to find it sad that black people seek for the doctrine of slavery to be taught in schools, while supporting productions like Empire and Love & Hip Hop, along with the support of fickle artists like Lil’ Wayne, Yung Thug and other sellouts.
Global history and black history are one and the same subject, just as divide and conquer are two actions of the same theory. Maybe, one day, the want to be entertained will make way for a desire for the truth. Maybe, one day, there will be a desire to hear of the Mali empire, and its being in the Americas at least a century before Christopher Columbus, as opposed to a desire to hear of what Christopher Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of the States did to the history of our known world.
Maybe it’s a shame that ‘maybe’ rests on black people being an accepting unit, as opposed to a revolutionary group of islands…

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Author: Darren Robinson

I'm extremely opinionated and have lead somewhat of a colourful life, that I'd like to share with others. I believe that sharing our experiences and thoughts can help others no end, as we live this life of social media that has caused us to become islands, often suffering in silence, while we put on the front of the good life. I'm also an avid sportsman, track athlete and am headed towards a purpose of teaching the Word of God. Always something to say, always something to share, always eager to hear from others.

3 thoughts on “A Thought on Black International Repatriation”

  1. Interesting thoughts here, just wanted to comment on the education side of things in schools. I’m not sure what it’s like in the USA but here in the UK black history is hardly touched on, and the parts that are is the slavery parts. Personally as a qualified teacher myself, I would rather a more positive light be shed on black history in the class room. Why must it always go back to slavery? That is not all the history we have, I’d much rather that children and teenagers are taught about the good things or positive contributions that black people have made in history .

    I certainly plan to ensure that my son is aware of this, not just the fact that he and I have ancestors that were slaves. That said I think it’s important to know this part, but from an educational/school point of view that really is not all there is to teach.

    In addition to this the curriculum of history in the UK in schools is not that inclusive! In general sad but true.

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Kim.
      I’m actually from East London, myself! Was living in Bow before I left England in 2012.
      I definitely agree on your thoughts, regarding the teaching of slavery in our schools back home. I’ve always wondered why they did that. The sad answer is, that’s how the system works. The book of Proverbs says that we should teach a child in the way he should grow and, when he is old, he will not depart from it. The system decided that IT will teach the children, removing parents from their position of Primary Educator.

      The difference between the UK and the States, regarding race, is quite startling. We are still very much so accepting of other cultures in the U.K. Whereas, here, in the States, that isn’t the case. Everyone coming here is expected to be American. Strange, but true. Also, here, the system has been set up to make the U.S. the largest island on the planet, kept in check by the mass media. It’s actually pretty sad to see.

      Pleased to make the acquaintance of someone from the ‘motherland’!! 🙂

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      1. Wow ok cool you’re originally a Londoner I see. Totally can see your points and agree, especially about removing the parental teaching part. You know, it’s pleasing to hear about the cultural acceptance in the USA. I agree outside of London where it’s not as multi cultured, acceptance still needs to be worked on. One can only hope there’s change. Interested to hear what you’re up to in the USA and what made you relocate, so I will come back and have a good read over your blog and see.

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