Seth Morris: I wrote a long comment on one of Evette’s recent videos relating to this topic I’ll try to paraphrase it for this video though. I’m not a DOS (Decendents of slavery) but 1st Gen West Indian descent . We are generally very proud and make the distinction between Yankees (DOS), us, and Africans. West Indians created the Harlem numbers, and started many pro-black movements in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. But that doesn’t make us U.S. DOS or African Americans.
It’s important for DOS to make that same distinction to other “black” people world wide because as you said, U.S. DOS have a very unique set of circumstances. Tip toeing language like POC does nothing to help DOS, it just allows Latinos, Asians, and others to co-opt any movement for DOS justice. Different ethnicity of black people should collaborate when it works out for both parties just like any collaboration, U.S. DOS has to be a racial category separate from Caribbean, Afro Latino, or African. In NY, and NJ where I grew up, the black people I tended to be around were Jamaican, Trini, Panamanian, Belizian. Even some Ghanians and some DOS. I have no connection to the South at all. But this channel and her channel have been extremely educational and I salute yall both, I’m on board with your line of thinking 1,000%. Lastly, People like Issa Raye are doing what any sellout of any race or ethnicity would do, and that’s keep their mouth closed as long as that direct deposit comes through on time.
Adinkrahene @Seth Morris Let’s check the history here. 1st Generation West Indian’s are Descendant of Slavery! You may not be Descendant of American Slavery, but you are Descendant of Slavery. I say this because the first place they (The Europeans) had slaves was in the West Indies, so I don’t see how you can make that statement. Also saying ” We are generally very proud and make the distinction between Yankees (DOS), us, and Africans” and ” where I grew up, the black people I tended to be around were Jamaican, Trini, Panamanian, Belizian” is part of the problem and not in any way part of the solution. Also there large numbers of West Indians coming to America in the 30 and 40 for you to say “West Indians created the Harlem numbers”. Some (not all) West Indians have a way of thinking like the English, which can be seen in your attitude towards your brothers and sisters on Turtle Island (America) on a side note, I love it when people use acronyms and the don’t defined them like POC. Not that I don’t know what you are talking about “People of Color” But it didn’t come to me for a minute. Which bring me to another problem in America. It seems like the Descendant of Africa (and when I say Descendants we can be talking as far back as 40,000 years which is before the (so-called) Our brothers (The American Indian.) But back to the problem which is going along with having your identity change every 60 or 70 years. Nigger, Negro, people of color, Black. I say that because we buy into any name that they put on us. I saw a comment saying “We are not people of color” so are you saying you are a person without color? That will only seem like a stupid question if you are not thinking. Some might ask why I included Black when talking about name change and identity. Because it was fine even great to call yourself Black in Kem (Kemet/Old Egypt If that is a fact) or anywhere on the planet 3,000 years ago when there was no such concept as race (which came about in the 17 century) but the connotation of Black today is by no means the same. I’m not even going to get into the real problem in the world today. The problem that is cover-up by the idea of racism which is class. People like Issa Raye are doing what they need to continue to work. Many people have taken that job despite the racism they knew was coming. And after all we are talking about Hollywood! When has Hollywood ever been on your side? If you do get a small part in a Hollywood production who is the first person to get kill off in the movie? A movie made (in part/if not in full) to make you fell small, movies you should not let your children view. It’s time for all poor people to get their head out of their ass and see the real deal. Last thing, reparation! There is no way that America is going to pay back the descendant of slavery for their labor it not possibel, when one considers that What cost $1 in 1900 would cost $30.46 in 2018.Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2018 and 1900, they would cost you $1 and $0.03 respectively
China is eating America’s lunch and you think that America is going to share their pie with you? Please join the real world!
The eyes (when you rearrange the letters) They see!