Our fight as Africans is the same. Wherever we exist – in Africa, in the Americas or in Asia.
In Africa we suffer white supremacy- heck even the Chinese, Arabs and Indians enslave our people.
The battles of the African in the western hemisphere is same as ours- it is the fight for Africans, those so-called negroes, the so-called black and whatever so-called -attached appellations of which he is referred: African-American, African-Latino etc ,to be seen as humans and respected accordingly.
You must know that I am of Nigerian origin, so-called continental African and there are many like me who see the African-American fight as our fight.
We are all Africans- the so-called foot stool of the human race.
There are however many ignorant, short-sighted and dumb people in all communities who fail to see the big picture and understand that the reason Africans are so exploited wherever they are is because of white supremacy, Arab enslavement and the exploitation of black minds, bodies and lands by the capitalist system of whom now the Chinese and Indians are assuming ascendancy.
Pay these fools no heed.
Those of us with you are more than those who like house niggers prefer to side with the oppressor for crumbs off the table.
You are our blood and we will fight with you on this campaign for black lives to matter and all Africans wherever they are to be treated as humans- in fact as the only true and pure home sapiens still left on this earth.
Our fight is not to enslave and dominate others.
Our fight is to live. It is a just fight and a noble one.
And we respect our brothers in the Americas who continue to raise the standard.
It is because of your resistance, despite 400 years of being separated from us your people, of being dehumanized, treated worse than animals and thoroughly exploited in all forms including being lynched for sport, raped at will and sold off for profit, that we so-called Africans even have a chance to dream to create new lives in North America.
Only 150 years ago did you receive your so-called freedom. Yet despite 300+ years of enslavement, of which you made the Whites of the USA rich, you were set free with nothing.
Even the Bible against which so many in swear, recommends that when evil has been done, the just recompense is to economically refund the losses incurred onto the victim. Yet after 300 years of despoilation, you were so-called set free with nothing. Only to be re-enslaved as low paid farm workers, factory workers, house, restaurant and demeaning front line service work that has continue till today.
I can draw parallels with Africa which after 200+ years of invasion and colonization and theft of our people and resources was so called granted independence without reparations. The Belgians infact through their ignominous Leopold raped, looted and dehumanised our people in the Congo for over 50 years. The Germans committed genocide against the Herero. The Dutch stole the lands of our brethren across South Africa and Namibia and continue to exploit them. The French even after 200+ years of enslaving our people in West and Central Africa still continue to leech off their resources mandating them to pay interest on reserves they are mandate to save in Paris. Just like you the West made the wealth they currently enjoy which enables them dominate the world today off our backs and by exploiting our lands and people. Like you we deserve reparations for justice to be served.
Now the Asians- Indians, Chinese and the all too familiar racist Arab too have learned the art and are invading our homelands en masse, buying up lands and exploiting our people under despicable working conditions that involves whippings and low wages.
Yet you unlike us remain an enlightened people on this racial injustice against the African. You continued to fight despite centuries of exploitation and immense suffering. Despite western caricaturing, you remain a proud people who have now created a culture that everyone else wants to copy.
When you built your Black Wall street in Tulsa, the American Whites bombed and destroyed it. When you bought lands and farmed, you were dispossessed of them.
Despite state-sanctioned violence against you and starting out with nothing having being ripped off your homeland and dispossessed of your heritage and social wealth (and unlike all other immigrants who must come into the Americas with some monetary and social wealth from their homelands), you have gone on to create $170B in Black wealth in the USA. Your per capita wealth while 10x smaller than White Americans is 2x bigger than those of your siblings in Africa.
You are right in your indignation when you say Africans must also take up the standard to fight negro subjugation in Africa. Ours is perhaps worse because it is not just of the body like yours, it is also of the mind. Our people have been thoroughly stripped of mental self-reliance. Of pride to be our own masters without having some pale skin in the room to show us how to solve our problems. Heck we still import Chinese and Indians to solve problems for us despite having masses of young engineers well educated and without work. The Chinese and Indians will not allow the African sell projects in their countries as they so freely do across Africa. We are of a situation where our people lack complete confidence in their own abilities to be masters of themselves. The White, Yellow and Brown races are ever so happy to continue to put their foots on our necks using subliminal messages in media and entertainment that paints the African as a bumbling simpleton. Perhaps you have heard of Chinese people who refuse to serve Africans in Africa, who whip them and who compare them to animals in exhibitions.
The good thing though is that your fight for human rights for the so-called black more preferably called African in the USA has also spurred a new generation in Africa to begin to study these things. The colonial legacy of education sadly ensured that these injustices were whitewashed. And what we know about you is what the White man put in the curriculum they left for us.
Many of us young African people who have taken the pain to research the history of race relations between Africans and the other races now realize that there are so many people out there who will for the black man to disappear off the face of the earth as they have willed for you to disappear from the USA. The Arabs were not content in enslaving Africans, they made them eunuchs to prevent them from pro-creating. The genocide of the Hereros and the Congolese by the Germans, Belgians and Dutch killed millions of our people. Yet we exist. To dominate us they must seek other insidious means including mind control through media that portrays the the African as always needing external aid to solve his problem or as always being condemned to be the entertainer or the worker rather than the leader. Your fight is opening our minds to see that black subjugation in the USA given the power of the USA legitimizes black subjugation everywhere else.
The fight for us to exist is existential. It is a fight for our lives. We join you today in this fight. And there are more of us in the world. 1B+ in Africa. 40million in the USA. 40 million in Brazil. 60 million in South America.. 20 million in SE Asia, Andamans and Austrailaisa. In essence, we represent 30% of the world population. We are not a minority if we come together.
We must also not forget the state of our brethren in South America who have been habituated into the bottom of South America’s racialised and colorized social hierarchy, They have been thoroughly subjugated and made to accept their lowly station in live. Perhaps you have heard of the so-called Metis of the Dominican republic who maltreat our proud Haitian brothers on their shared island. And yet the Haitians like you having conquered the French continue to resist and remain a proud and un-dominated people.
Our struggle is the same. We receive hell in Africa for being black. You receive hell in the USA for being black. Our brothers in South America, the Carribbean and Asia receive hell for being black. We must therefore join hands as Africans and consolidate our activism for the human rights of all blacks under the banner of an organisation that unites all Africans from Africa, the Americas and Asia.
We must not forget that while this fight for Africans to be treated as human is a color problem, it is also an economic problem. And even though we have it worse, we share similar circumstances at the bottom of the global economic ladder as poor people everywhere in the world. The Poor White. The Poor Asian. The Poor Indian is naturally an ally for all humans to be treated as humans irrespective of their economic status. We must also not forget those Soldiers of Conscience who despite being of advantaged privilege join us to fight for racial and economic justice. You see them in the multi-racial allies who join us in the streets today to protest anti-black racism and who in years past fought for the abolition of slavery. Not all White, Chinese, Indian and Arab is anti-black. And many join us today to seek justice.
Thus, though our collective trauma has led to a shared deep grief and angst, it should not lead us to blinding rage that makes us generalise the ascribing of evil on a blank check to those who look like those who have hurt us. Ultimately our fight is for the human rights for all Africans and so-called Black peoples to matter so that all human rights for all humans can matter and we can create a world where people are treated on the basis of their values rather than the color of their skin.
As an enlightened brother from the African continent, I speak the minds of other now awakening young Africans. You are not alone. You are not a minority. There are more with you than against you.
In closing, I say thank you for leading the standard in the fight for human rights for Africans. For creating a proud culture out of what was despised by the dominants as funk. For fighting, bleeding and dying to liberate spaces in the world for the African to exist.
Many of us in Africa empathize with you.We love you. We respect you. And we are ready to join you on this long march to humanization for the African people after centuries of the normalization of our dehumanization.
You are of us. We are of you. We are one. The African race.