No matter what shade, Black is Beautiful
European philosophy is so deeply embedded in Africans/Blacks that it is to the point that we condemn and outcast major aspects of our own history. Before Christianity and Islam came into Africa to “save” Africans many different parts of Africa already established its own religion.
One well known religion is the Yoruba Orishas from modern day Nigeria. Which today is viewed as a voodoo religion and hardly spoken about among Africans today. Those who practice the Orisha’s religion are called witches, voodoo doctors, and basically anything evil. While on the opposite end of the spectrum The Greek Gods mythology is widely accepted not only by Europeans but Africans as well. Both The Yoruba Orishas and Greek Gods were a religion at one point in history, both had their own practices, customs, and myths. The difference is that any form of African spirituality like Orishas or anything that comes out of Africa is viewed as evil. While the Greek Gods are widely accepted from the schools to Hollywood, whats ironic is that Greek mythology can be traced back to being a plagiarism of the ancient Egyptian religions. In conclusion, question what you have been taught about Africa, question it all.
Maybe the Orishas don’t represent anything evil. Maybe that guy with blues eyes and blonde hair is really the evil one. (Oops)
Written by: @ObaBlacko
i will reblog this a zillion times !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never forget? How did we forget this tho? Maaaaaaaan, the hypocrisy!!!
TW: Infanticide, Anti-Blackness
KATANGA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
During the 1970s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a 10-year period, more than 1,000 Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps. In search of intimacy with the opposite sex, sometimes resulting in cohabitation, the men openly engaged in interracial dating and relationships, a practice mostly embraced by the local society. As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women. However, most of the mixed race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth. Multiple testimonies of local people suggest that the infants were poisoned by a Japanese lead physician and nurse working at the local mining hospital. Subsequently, the circumstances would have brought the miners shame as most of them already had families back in their native Japan. The practice forced many native Katangan mothers to hide their children by not reporting to the hospital to give birth.
Today, fifty Afro-Japanese have formed an association of Katanga Infanticide survivors. The organization has hired legal council seeking a formal investigation into the killings. The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail. Issues specific to this group include having no documentation of their births, since not having been born in the local hospital spared their lives. The total number of survivors is unknown
I really need y’all to understand that black people have no friends…..