Louis Theroux was featured in a great BBC documentary about black nationalism in New York. It was filmed right before 2000 and the apocalyptic race war is actually mentioned by a member of the Nation of Islam in the film. — Unsigned, by: 18.104.22.168 / talk / contribs 00:07, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Some problems I, as a black man, have with this article
I am dismayed that a 'rational' website appears to have such a burgeoning hate-on for black people; the whole article reads like an attempt to smear and discredit black people who are interested in self-improvement and reclamation of black history. I mean, what is really being said here? Black people are worthless, have no history, and are irrelevant to everything, including world events?
Why not also include a passage about how black people are worthless subhumans who can't do anything right? Surely that is 'rational', as well? I'm not saying that these black supremacist groups are without flaws, but I think that the character assassination displayed in this article is uncalled for and unnecessary. I see no need for the hostility towards us.
I guess it's a waste of time expecting anyone to display friendship and understanding towards us. It doesn't matter to me if you wish to portray all black supremacists as Black Nazis who are all googly-eyed insane people - it is just incongruous with what this website claims to stand for, i.e. rationality. It is not 'rational' to ridicule and shame our people.
Love, a black man.
- Um... I have no idea what you were reading, but it clearly wasn't this article. Take this excerpt:
- "It's important to separate legitimate historical revisionism from the kind Afrocentrists engage in. The early histories and ethnographies of African cultures were written largely by European historians and anthropologists from an imperialist perspective. Thus, these works are often skewed by racism and filled with factual inaccuracies, and are outdated due to new findings in archaeological and historical scholarship. There have been many revisionist works throughout the 20th and 21st centuries that attempt to look at this history from an African perspective, but remain factual."
- If you get from that to "reads like an attempt to smear and discredit black people who are interested in self-improvement and reclamation of black history. I mean, what is really being said here? Black people are worthless, have no history, and are irrelevant to everything, including world events?", then the problem is with you, not the article.
- Afrocentrism and allied thought are not the whole of scholarship in African history. In fact, Afrocentrism is just a silly little cul-de-sac that's transparently better fitted to rallying the troops around a particular ideology than discerning what actually happened in history. Queexchthonic murmurings