I think this needs to be shared… No… I KNOW this needs to be shared.
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind,” Marcus Garvey
This quote, made even more explosive as some of the lyrics to Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song”, hits home with me every time I see social media response to incidents involving black people.
As a black person, I believe that as a race, we are not bound to agree with each other on every issue or situation. However, we can be respectful and dignified in expressing our opposing viewpoints. We should also be aware when those disagreements are planted by the media or other interests to divide us on a matter of importance to…
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