You raise a lot of points here and the fact that people of Black descent can't even figure out what "Black Unity" means or what it could mean means that Black people are just plain stupid.To illustrate what Black Unity means think about why the Chinese are infesting Africa in ever-greater numbers and some of them are into marriages of conviniences just to be able to claim African citizenship.<quoted text>
That's funny. Look, I respect the pride and history Africans have. I also respect the fact that my ancestors were Africans. I also respect individual Africans out there doing positive things. Withh all that being said so, some of you guys lie to yourselves and others A LOT. And a lot of times, I let it go because I don't want to get into an African vs African descendant war but sometimes, some of you guys need a reality check on your ego trip.
Understand that I come from a region that is majority black African slave descendants. We are the people whose ancestors were brought to the Caribbean, stripped of so much of their African cultures, and had to form a creolized culture to survive despite most of us being majority African in our genetic makeup. And you know what ? When I was in the Caribbean talking about one day maybe visiting some African nations to see what they have to offer, several people looked at me and said "For what ? What would Africa have for us ?" One guy even told me "The only thing Africa has to offer us is in the past." And mind you, these were not people who believed in white superiority or had a problem with their heritage and identity. These were guys who did not want to leave their black majority island, they had black wives and promoted black Caribbean culture. These were not self haters.
I realized what they were saying though. You talk about blacks in the West needing black unity more but the truth is, there are blacks in the West who look at Africa as having historical value only (which doesn't mean all that much in our day to day lives). A lot of us don't see a NEED to unite with Africans today. A lot of us are not envious of Africans in any way because we don't see present day Africans as having anything that we need or desperately want.
To me, black unity is good because it MAKES SENSE. See the difference. I don't care about black unity because I need anything from Africans, I care about black unity because it makes sense. People working together makes sense. There is no reason why I should be able to get along with everyone else but then have a problem uniting with people who share similar features that I have because of something as stupid as having a different religion, a different nationality and a different culture. I get along with people of other cultures, religions and nationalities all the time so why not with other blacks ?
If every Black person were to think about what's in it for a Chinese fellow, then the answer will come to them.
Black people must come together not necessarily in love and marriage but in doing business.Africa has vast(V-A-S-T) resources that can be leveraged to the betterment of everyone.That's what Black Unity should be all about.Africans in the diaspora should bring their skills to Africa and we use them to add value to these vast natural resources and make money.That's it.