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African-Americans in Afrikah Posted on 06-25-2004
cafe-aulait

What do you think would happen if all African-americans were to go back to Africa? How would we do? What would happen? Do u think this would have a positive effect on us as a race? How well do you think you would make this transition? What would be left of America?? Hmmmm... I wonder :?
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G.O.M.A.B. replied on 06-25-2004 11:35PM [Reply]
NeoSoulBrotha wrote:
It has been proposed and attempted in the past, unfornutately in the past it usually didn't work very well. However, an interesting idea to play around with. I think that if the migration were organized, we would rise to the challenge. It would most likely not come as good news for Africans, who would have an entirely new subculture in their midst, and new competition for resources. We would probably end up with our own state or nation, and a culture and government very similar to the one we left behind in the states. It would be a significant adjustment, because although modern Africa does enjoy well-developed cities and economies, it is not comparable to the US. One thing that I have (semi-seriously) thought about is aquiring land in the Caribbean specifically targeted towards African-American investors and expatriates. Imagine a self-governing nation in the Caribbean especially for Afro-Americans. For an initial investment of about $500,000, you would be able to receive citizenship with full rights, as well as a small parcel of land. The initial aquisition would be subsidized by Black American businessmen, who would be granted exclusive contracts to do business in the nation for the first couple of years. As a privilege of citizenship, public education would be free for pre-kindergarten through 12, plus government run college or trade school. There also would be universal, state-run healthcare for all citizens. By moving there, a citizen would be able to retain their culture (English language, American cultural norms) while being in a Black-run environment. The main industry would be technology and manufacturing-based; similar to India, you have a highly-skilled workforce without the governmental restrictions found in the US. Is this realistic? Holla
Yea...I agree with all of that especially about ending up own state or nation....you are always informed on everything....you remind me of someone i know that goes to hampton u.....i dont wanna put his name out there on the board....but you might know him........
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replied on 06-25-2004 11:40PM [Reply]
NeoSoulBrotha wrote:
It has been proposed and attempted in the past, unfornutately in the past it usually didn't work very well. However, an interesting idea to play around with. I think that if the migration were organized, we would rise to the challenge. It would most likely not come as good news for Africans, who would have an entirely new subculture in their midst, and new competition for resources. We would probably end up with our own state or nation, and a culture and government very similar to the one we left behind in the states. It would be a significant adjustment, because although modern Africa does enjoy well-developed cities and economies, it is not comparable to the US. One thing that I have (semi-seriously) thought about is aquiring land in the Caribbean specifically targeted towards African-American investors and expatriates. Imagine a self-governing nation in the Caribbean especially for Afro-Americans. For an initial investment of about $500,000, you would be able to receive citizenship with full rights, as well as a small parcel of land. The initial aquisition would be subsidized by Black American businessmen, who would be granted exclusive contracts to do business in the nation for the first couple of years. As a privilege of citizenship, public education would be free for pre-kindergarten through 12, plus government run college or trade school. There also would be universal, state-run healthcare for all citizens. By moving there, a citizen would be able to retain their culture (English language, American cultural norms) while being in a Black-run environment. The main industry would be technology and manufacturing-based; similar to India, you have a highly-skilled workforce without the governmental restrictions found in the US. Is this realistic? Holla
that is very realistic from an educational stand point because many educated blacks would give full consent on a plan such as this. However, alot of african-americans are set in their ways and believe Amerikkka is the best place for them to live ( I have been surrounded by people with an outlook on life like that).
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replied on 06-25-2004 11:42PM [Reply]
i dont think the Africans would have a problem with it. None at all . They come to America(leaving behind loved ones) to seek freedom or education. African Americans would help solve that problem with innovative ideas and concepts. On the other side African Amercians can fill the void of not knowing their true origin and flee from the evil claws of the white man. :idea:
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cafe-aulait replied on 06-25-2004 11:45PM [Reply]
^^^ Most African women I have met don't care for African-American woman... I wonder how that would work out?
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MoCHaCArmELslIM replied on 06-26-2004 12:08AM [Reply]
sowthwestplaya03 wrote:
i dont think the Africans would have a problem with it. None at all . They come to America(leaving behind loved ones) to seek freedom or education. African Americans would help solve that problem with innovative ideas and concepts. On the other side African Amercians can fill the void of not knowing their true origin and flee from the evil claws of the white man. :idea:
i believe some would some african don't like african-american
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MoCHaCArmELslIM replied on 06-26-2004 12:14AM [Reply]
cafe-aulait wrote:
^^^ Most African women I have met don't care for African-American woman... I wonder how that would work out?
it sad to say but because of female who used welfare to be lazy that happen to be african-american women, from a young age african women are taught to be hard working i know this off hand, because in american white people seem black as black not you are from the island or you african or you born in america so each of you must be different our culture is different not in a better way but different so much african people especially the women don't want to be labled as an african-american women
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cafe-aulait replied on 06-26-2004 12:15AM [Reply]
mcslim wrote:
sowthwestplaya03 wrote:
i dont think the Africans would have a problem with it. None at all . They come to America(leaving behind loved ones) to seek freedom or education. African Americans would help solve that problem with innovative ideas and concepts. On the other side African Amercians can fill the void of not knowing their true origin and flee from the evil claws of the white man. :idea:
i believe some would some african don't like african-american
I kno I have run across several Africans who dont care for African-Americans...
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replied on 06-26-2004 12:30AM [Reply]
well would you let that dictate the voice of many ... or stop a whole movement. I see a lot more postives than negatives(if there are any) if this movement were to start. :idea:
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EkWoah replied on 06-26-2004 12:31AM [Reply]
i hate y'all with a passion that makes my blood boil
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G.O.M.A.B. replied on 06-26-2004 12:40AM [Reply]
hmm....interesting comments...
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