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Min. Louis Farrakhan Explains Why African-Americans Don’t Care About Black People

Although African-Americans may care about what happens to their brothers and sisters in farrakhanAmerica, they don’t care about blacks in the international community, said Min. Louis Farrakhan.

During an old interview with KISS-FM, Farrakhan said one of the ways this shift came about was through the loss of black media.

“In New York city there were several black shows… there was Black News, Positively Black… There was the national program with Tony Brown called Black Journal. After the deαth of these giants, now the wise people said let’s change the language so we can change the focus and give them a new understanding of who they are.”

Then, according to Farrahkhan, a subtle change in language took place where black wasn’t used to describe people anymore. The word black was replaced with “disadvantaged” and “minority”

After that came the term “African-American”, which Farrakhan says was a “severing of the nervous system that black had made tying us to the struggle of black people all over the world.”

Farrakhan explained how this change in language caused blacks in America to see themselves as separate from other blacks.

Now black people don’t care about what happens in Rwanda or Darfur because it doesn’t impact “African-Americans” explained Farrakhan.

“So we don’t feel suffering unless there’s a Katrina” said Farrakhan, but blacks in America don’t care about what happens to blacks around the world because they’ve been cυt off.

As Farrakhan notes, millions have been kιlled during fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but that conflict receives little attention among blacks in America.

Approximately 5.4 million people have lost their lives due to the ongoing war in the Congo.

Just today Reuters reported that gunmen attacked a military base in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, so Farrakhan’s words still have resonance since there’s no outcry over the carnage in the Congo.

 

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  1. Maybe if more Blacks or African Americans fully understood true world history along with their connection to Maat and Maafa–they would not tend to be rather apathetic when it comes to uplifting and supporting their brothers across the diaspora. Hotep!

  2. Totally agree @Charles Bergin, Blacks just need to know more about themselves and their history and then they'll see that we're all connected throughout the Diaspora. The anti-Christ has waged his war against ALL Blacks, not just a certain set of Blacks

  3. this explains why we must separate ourselves form the jews…and their control over all Black talent.

  4. this explains why we must separate ourselves form the jews…and their control over all Black talent.

  5. Ask the average African their opinion of American Blacks and nothing they say will be positive. So, how dare the honorable minister insinuate the burden is on African Americans to bridge the gap between the two groups.

    • I agree 1000%. Many black people that come from other countries do no and will not sympathize with Americans of African descent. Many feel that Americans of African descent struggle in this country are not their struggle and/or we (foreign born blacks) have no problem with white people. Just take a look at blacks in Ivy League Universities, many may boost they have admitted blacks, however, many of these blacks students are foreign born or the children of foreign born. The descendants of former slaves in this country are often overlooked. If we do care about blacks in other countries can we really help them when are in constant battle? When we Americans of African descent are done an injustice do they protest in their countries?

  6. @Mr.Valentin- You Are Guilty Of Spreading The Falacy Of Hasty Generilization. The Average Continental African Does Not Have A Negative Opinion Of American Blacks. 53 Nations Have The Same Limited Access To Truthful, Independent Media The Hon. Min.Farrakhan Was Reffering To In The Article.

  7. I have never said anything negative about the people of Africa, but I have heard them say negative things about American Black people as other Black people from the West Indies talk about us. A lot of them based their opinions from what they are told or see on TV, but if I did the same thing I would be wrong. Hypocrites.

  8. I bet for those of you who have generalized ALLLLLLL of the inhabitants from Sub-Sahara Africa into one group (Mr. Valentine & Ms. Sandra), I bet you canNOT name 10 people from that region, who you specifically had a conversation with on this topic who said what you claim. I can only think of one, who is from Nigeria (and I happen to share my bed with him and he is the father of my children); and he has NEVER said such things about black Americans. He is from a privileged politically connected family in Nigeria and I have never heard his family make such claims about black Americans. My cousin is also married to a well educated gentleman who’s an African tri-ligual engineer and they have two children together, and HE has never said the things that either of you cite. My point is simply that out of 926 million people in Sub-Sahara Africa, you make such blanket claims of an attitude an mindset that is inclusive of all of them. I bet neither of you have even ever been to the continent of Africa, much less had conversations with people from there about this topic. There are terrible generalizations made about blacks in this country all the time, so I would expect that we would be the last ones to do the same so quickly…especially to those who are in the place that is our origin. The one thing I can say about most other blacks around the world (aside from Americans) is that they have culture, history and heritage. No fault of ours due to slavery, but in being a world travelled black woman, I have found black Americans to be the most ignorant (meaning unaware of self and historical significance).

    • “I have found black Americans to be the most ignorant (meaning unaware of self and historical significance)”…and may I add many refuse to learn.

  9. learn more black history here http://www.youtube.com/BlackHistoryChannel1

  10. REMEMBER WE WAS SOLD TO WHITES FROM ONE OF THESE
    AFRICAN TRIBES SOOOOOOO,BUT ANY WAY WE CANT HARDLY
    GET IT TOGETHER AS AFRICAN AMERICAN IN AMERICA WITH
    OUR OWN,HOW WE GONNA BE CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEBODY
    ELSES MESS.IF GOD WANTED US TO CARE WE WOULD BE OVER THERE.

  11. I never subscribed to that term "African Americans" to describe people of color simply for the fact that there are whites who were born and raised in Africa and migrated to this country and became citizens. Are they called "African Americans" when they become AMERICANS?" We all know the answer to that. So then, what are we to call them?

  12. How can you try to contradict someone’s comments and end your statement with the ignorant statement. Don’t give us your definition. American blacks history and culture were taken and stolen. They were sold by their own who felt they weren’t worthy. So now you’re trying to say if we just learn of our ‘lost’ culture we’re be better as a people. The state of black America is sad, I’ll give you that but that’s all I’ll give you. Why does every race including non American blacks on this planet think that black Americans always have to yield, turn the other cheek, accept others thoughts and beliefs, back down, don’t get upset, or keep quiet, and others don’t?

  13. The longer we as a people deal in color and not the issues, the longer the wealthy have to take advantage of us all. It's like saying all people in the Middle East are Arabs when we all come out of Africa; and look like we do because of inbreeding…

  14. Divide and conquer, the enemy’s tactics are still working today. We must, both parties, understand that we are fighting the same demon, as my afro-meztizo folks understand and stop trying to assimilate. I’m a scientist and i work with some from the motherland and i have talkex to them many times and from what i gather is they know the truth yet they try to play both sides(assimilate into some Eurocentric ways). We need them to help us fight this fight here when they come here, politically and socially and i have not seen that yet. But we must understand that everyone that comes here is looking to snatch what they can from the caucasian, without causing a scene. And they do… Ask our Arab brothers?…Hotep

    • Thank you.

    • “So now you’re trying to say if we just learn of our ‘lost’ culture we’re be better as a people”…YES.

      We have to start somewhere. Knowing where we come from and understanding how we are constantly being played out will or should give us a sense of direction. Sense of direction is a start of unity among us. This should lead to us doing for self and patronizing ourselves. Trust me no one wants to side with an un-unified group of people. I work in education and I see it on a regular many of “us” sending children to school for babysitting: For many learning is not a priority.

      Education of self is most powerful!

  15. krakkas.

  16. It's ironic that the minister speaks about the division amongst black people (continentally, and in the Diaspora) when this very discourse creates more division, as is amply evidenced by the comments. Not only that, the Nation of Islam, remarkably ironic, is known for separating itself from other blacks (and/or African-Americans). If the Honorable Minister can pinpoint the source of the problems, where are his solutions? Besides promoting the Final Call, what overtures has he made to bring about the resurgence of these black media outlets? Moreover, what are his suggestions (since he has access to more resources) for those of us who are willing to help bring about the necessary change? Simply speaking about the problems will not bring about the change; it only catalyzes stigmatizing shame, which will create even more division.

  17. there has always been a gap between black Americans and Africans. Malcolm X (the man Minister Negro Hitler had assassinated) Brother Malcolm tried to bring our minds back to Africa, but most of us are not there yet. The bigger question about this article is why some black academics and media people like worshiping Negro Nazis. Minster Negro Hitler is a liar and a murderer. He killed Malcolm. He pledged loyalty to Warith Deen Muhammad and then reneged when he saw his pledge meant he would have to give up hating white people. Why is it that we all know white Hitler is bad and only for fools, but black people who are supposed to work to give us information chased Negro Hitler? What makes a Negro Hitler okay? That he's a Negro? This worshiping of Negro Hitler is only a reinforcing stamp that says blacks are inferior…we are so behind whites…..that we don't know how to condemn Nazis in the black community.

  18. @mr.Abdur Rahman, I Address Your Comments With Respect To The Religion Of Islam. You Have An Islamic Name. I Will Not Assume You Are Actually A Muslim Because You Choose To Slander And Use Nick Names, Both Acts The Holy Quran Advises Against. Worse Yet, Durring The Holy Month Of Ramadan. I Would Rather Have Read Words Addressing The Original Article. Your Comments Bely The Lack Of Civilization Both Muhammad(PBUH) and Jesus Were Raised To Establish In The Earth. This Same Discourse Is How The Enemy Devil Is Able To Rule You Now As They Ruled Our People In The Past.

  19. I agree with the Minister. We are a people that have connections with every " People of Color" the world over. Lets learn the history of ourselves, our history don't start with slavery. We have history in ancient Egypt where brothers built the pyramids; we have history in ancient Mesopotamia where Nimrod ruled; we have history in ancient Israel where Brother King David conquered Jerusalem and forged a mighty kingdom; we have history in ancient Kush (Cush) where Egypt got its gold from. Brothers and sisters lets learn about ourselves and maybe if we learn how great that we once were than maybe we will stop killing ourselves. Shalom (Peace)

  20. I agree with the Minister. We are a people that have connections with every " People of Color" the world over. Lets learn the history of ourselves, our history don't start with slavery. We have history in ancient Egypt where brothers built the pyramids; we have history in ancient Mesopotamia where Nimrod ruled; we have history in ancient Israel where Brother King David conquered Jerusalem and forged a mighty kingdom; we have history in ancient Kush (Cush) where Egypt got its gold from. Brothers and sisters lets learn about ourselves and maybe if we learn how great that we once were than maybe we will stop killing ourselves. Shalom (Peace)

  21. How can they learn when misleaders like revAl, revJesse only talks about voting. They never teach like the real leaders like Malcolm, Marcus, and Elijah and so many others. They are duping the people. Before Africans can progress, we must get stop the fake leaders.

  22. Although we are the wealthiest Black people in the world! We are unable to take care of our selves, we don't have the clout, energy, or resources or knowledge to help or event understand what is happening in Africa. Other than skin color, what do we really have in common with any of the 53 different countries on the continent of Africa.

  23. The Minister chooses to ignore recent additions to the cable and Satellite TV universe in the form of the following two networks, Aljazeera America and BBC Wnews, which feature news from around the world including in depth coverage of African nations. The BBC World News has a special daily report covering Business trends in Africa which details the new and novel enterprises of native Africans in the world wide marketplace. IMHO our leaders fail to use their access to the air waves to inform average black folks how they can enlarge their world view, and what sources are available to provide this information. I am certain when African-Americans discover sources other than OWN and TV One they will be better informed about what black folks are doing in the rest of the world. The pursuit of such information will have another great benefit for African-Americans in that it will make them better informed about various issues concerning world politics.

  24. In all respect to the minister, in my opinion Blacks/African Americans/Negros in general don't care about themselves so how can they care about of the plight of Blacks outside the US. It starts at home.

  25. So True!!!

  26. I HEARD A VERY CLEAR AND SMART SPEECH PRODUCED EARLY IN THE 60S BY MALCOLM ABOUT LOVING THE TREE AND HATING THE ROOTS OF THE TREES, AND LISTENING TO THIS FROM FARRAKHAN REMEMBERS ME GETTING CLOSE TO ONE BLACK AMERICAN IN SINGAPORE HE CALLED US BLACK AFRICAN AND HE CALLED HIMSELF AMERICAN,CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHY?

  27. Understanding our history is a two edged sword. We Africans in America should understand our African brethren living in other countries.. AND.. Those Africans living in other countries should understand US. Currently Africans living on continental Africa are so tribal that rarely do they understand EACH OTHER. Why isn't Nigeria and South Africa putting a stop to the atrocities in the Congo? Personally I care about those that care about me.

  28. Farrakhan is partially to blame along with Runoko Rashidi, Louis gates, Mustafa Ansari and others who parrot the Caucasian saying we sold ourselves in Afrika without providing any evidence to back up their claim. see youtube – kojo mambolo

  29. How can you truly care when you really don't know what's goin on? most of us get our news from the mainstream media. the Black Man and Woman in America is a disenfranchised individual that doesn't know the address of his lineage or the neighborhood, just a Vague Continent named Africa that His skin and hair give credence to His claim of being African American. America has done us a great dis service by tampering with our History and our blood lines. I often wonder can any of us call ourselves African American in the true sense of it's definition.

  30. This man really tells it like it is..We as Black American should really behind him and support the programs that they have and implement them into our communities and leave big government out entirely..Well done Minister Farrakhan

  31. Are you really this stupid or are you playing. The Nation never separated itself from black people. The Nation is the one uplifting the minds of our people. It's coons such as yourself and the person above you who can't stand to hear the truth about non black people. Your too enslaved to massa to listen to the Nation

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