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  • #329703
    @thatoneguy
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    In lighter news (no pun intended) boomer democrats threw on some African swag in a goofy attempt to show solidarity with……black Americans?

    Naturally, blacks weren’t too thrilled and some even equate it with blackface, but it was good for a laugh at the white liberals expense.

    It makes one kind of feel bad for black activists because they have to cooperate with these politicians performing hollow, silly acts while retaining their white privilege.

    #329704
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    Can’t please everyone

    #329706
    @sree
    Participant

    It makes one kind of feel bad for black activists because they have to cooperate with these politicians performing hollow, silly acts while retaining their white privilege.

    The using of Kente cloth is a white politician’s idea to put black Americans in their proper place: Africa. Black Americans are part of white America for better or for worse. I don’t think it is right to call them African Americans.

    Nancy Pelosi looks great with that Kente cloth. This wealthy woman is always well turned out.

    #329715
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    Sree, you’re just sort of stringing words together and just barely forming sentences.

    #329745
    @sree
    Participant

    It was late, and I had a little too much to drink. You’ve got the drift. Do you agree with my first paragraph?

    #329749
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    It was late, and I had a little too much to drink.

    I do not have your “drift”. And quit posting while drinking.

    #329773
    @timb
    Participant

    So that’s what the colorful scarves were about.  I figured that they had some significance as African style art.  I think that they are pretty. If some black people feel offended, they can get unoffended in the same scarves they got offended in.

     

    #329780
    @thatoneguy
    Participant

    TimB: A Southern White man telling Blacks what they should feel.  When’s it gonna end.

    #329781
    @thatoneguy
    Participant

    Here’s another example.

    After all, White trust fund kids do need their own anarchist communities and this is the right time to give it a shot!

    I gotta admit that Seattle is the perfect city for this.

    #329803
    @timb
    Participant

    Oneguy says that TimB is A Southern White man telling Blacks what they should feel. When’s it gonna end.

    People are gonna feel what they feel.  I don’t have to be affected, myself, however, just because some people take offense at insignificant happenings.

    Some people wear an African looking scarf as an attempt at showing solidarity, and some right wing group tries to turn it into a battle between blacks and some of their supporters, and that is the most insidious of tactics. That is what is truly offensive.

    #329806
    @timb
    Participant

    Anyway the initial post that you gave showed that the right wing agitators chose to grab onto, was a tweet by an Oxford researcher who is himself a Ghana/Nigerian (not American). He was the black man who was offended. My comment was about the black person/s who was offended.  The one person mentioned who was offended was not an American.  He was not even a researcher in America.

    #329839
    @sree
    Participant

    He was not even a researcher in America.

    Are you casting aspersion on competency of native African researchers from Ghana/Nigeria?

    #329848
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    Are you casting aspersion on competency of native African researchers from Ghana/Nigeria? — Sree

    No, he’s not, but you are trolling. I’m not going to explain it to you, because that’s what a troll is trying to get people to do.

    #329858
    @timb
    Participant

    I will explain it for the benefit of any non-trolls that may read this thread.  The complaint was about Congresspersons wearing the brightly colored scarves as a sign of their unity with African Americans.  Some of those Congresspersons wearing the scarves were also African Americans, in case you did not notice.

    Then somebody finds an African (not American) who is doing research at Oxford (also not in America) who has their cultural feelings hurt, and then tries to ignite a battle between actual Americans of African descent and those in power who wish to support their fellow black Americans.

    It is a simple tactic.  Easy to see if you are not blind to such things.  It is a tactic used a lot by the Prora and Profa (Pro racists and Pro fascists).

    #329873
    @sree
    Participant

    Then somebody finds an African (not American) who is doing research at Oxford (also not in America) who has their cultural feelings hurt, and then tries to ignite a battle between actual Americans of African descent and those in power who wish to support their fellow black Americans.

    Jade Bentil is studying for a PhD in Black Feminism and Politics. She tweeted:

    “My ancestors did not invent Kente cloth for them to be worn by publicity-obsessesed politicians as “activism” in 2020.”

    It is a simple tactic. Easy to see if you are not blind to such things. It is a tactic used a lot by the Prora and Profa (Pro racists and Pro fascists).

    You are cooking up a lot of false narratives here from a single tweet from Ms Bentil. She took offense as registered in her succinct tweet. I interpret it differently. She was scolding American politicians – black and white – for using the Kente cloth. She is right, and I stand in solidarity with her. We Americans are an insensitive crass lot. Is this who we are or not?

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