Time for the Black Man
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – United States of America Declaration of Independence
The above extract is from the United States of America Declaration of Independence which stipulates why the thirteen colonies had to break off from England. 240 years down the line, America seems to have forgotten what necessitated their break from England and may suffer the same fate as their oppressor.
What I’m I talking about here? I’m talking about the rising case of racism that is being down played in America. The latest case was on Tuesday when Mr. Scott – a black man was killed in Charlotte. Similar incidences of excessive police force against black men have been on the rise for the last two years. What do they think we are; animals?
Black athletes are being condemned for their silent protest of taking a knee in regard to the atrocities being committed in the name of keeping security. The protest inspired by Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers who refused to stand for the national anthem has been criticized by many. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump who has a knack of talking before thinking had this to say about Colin, “Maybe he should find a country that works better for him.” I say my brother welcome to Kenya.
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The time for blacks has come and nothing will deter us from asking for equal treatment as humans. Black people have been enslaved since time immemorial but a new age is yet to dawn. In the words of the late Muhammar Gaddafi, “Black people will prevail in the world. The latest age of slavery has been the enslavement of Blacks by White people. The memory of this age will persist in the thinking of Black people until they have vindicated themselves.
This tragic and historic event, the resulting bitter feeling, and the yearning or the vindication of a whole race, constitute a psychological motivation of Black people to vengeance and triumph that cannot be disregarded.
In addition, the inevitable cycle of social history, which includes the Yellow people’s domination of the world when it marched from Asia, and the White people’s carrying out a wide-ranging colonialist movement covering all the continents of the world, is now giving way to the re-emergence of Black people.”
Change is inevitable and the time of the black man has arrived as enlightenment and knowledge asymmetry engulfs the world.
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